Peter Kafka

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Forbes Gets a New Boss: Softbank's Mike Perlis

After a very, very long search, Forbes Media has finally tapped a new leader: Softbank Capital’s Mike Perlis, who will become president and CEO of the business magazine and Web site. Perlis fills holes left by former Forbes.com publisher Jim Spanfeller, who left in 2009, and Forbes magazine publisher Jim Berrien, who left in 2008. The move also means that COO Tim Forbes will no longer run the company day-to-day. Curious what this means for Softbank, which has already seen partner Eric Hippeau head out to run Huffington Post in 2009? Nothing, says Perlis: “Business as usual”.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work