“Math & Magic” season 2 launch features Horizon Media CEO Bill Koenigsberg as special guest & new Apollo 11 podcast launches on iHeartRadio
Today season 2 of “Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing,” hosted by Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, launched today on the iHeartPodcast Network. To kick off the season 2 launch, Bob sits down with CEO and Founder of Horizon Media, Bill Koenigsberg for an inspiring conversation.
For the season 2 launch, listeners can tune in to hear how Bill founded Horizon Media and the valuable lessons he learned along the way. In this episode, discover how Bill pulled off the ultimate trick: convincing his bosses to sell him the company that would become Horizon and how they loaned him the money to do it. Plus, learn why Bill only hires smart people who “make him uncomfortable,” how investing in a stunning office has changed Horizon’s culture and why not getting a company car at the start of his career was the best thing to happen for him.
Below are a few quotes from this week’s enlightening episode:
“But it also taught me about being incredibly humble, that unless you feel the lows of the business, you’re never going to appreciate the highest anywhere near as much as you can if it comes easy to you. And I believe that nothing comes easy.” – Bill Koenigsberg on the importance of being resilient and appreciating both the highs and lows of business.
“I want to hire the smartest people around me who can make me smarter and make me think differently…I stand very strong on my opinions and if someone is strong enough to convince me that I’m wrong, I will absolutely change, there’s no doubt about it. – Bill Koenigsberg on the importance of hiring smart people who are insightful and able to teach him.
Plus, today Tradecraft Studios, in co-production with iHeartRadio launched “9 Days in July.” This powerful new documentary podcast tells the incredible true story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, using more than 11 hours of never before heard restored mission audio for the creation of the podcast!