Why the future of popular culture will revolve around ever bigger bets on entertainment products, by one of Harvard Business Schoolâs most celebrated professors
Whatâs behind the phenomenal success of entertainment businesses such as Warner Bros., Marvel Entertainment, and the NFLâalong with such stars as Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and LeBron James? Which strategies give leaders in film, television, music, publishing, and sports an edge over their rivals?
Anita Elberse, Harvard Business Schoolâs expert on the entertainment industry, has done pioneering research on the worlds of media and sports for more than a decade. Now, in this groundbreaking audiobook, she explains a powerful truth about the fiercely competitive world of entertainment: building a business around blockbuster productsâthe movies, television shows, songs, and books that are hugely expensive to produce and marketâis the surest path to long-term success. Along the way, she reveals why entertainment executives often spend outrageous amounts of money in search of the next blockbuster, why superstars are paid unimaginable sums, and how digital technologies are transforming the entertainment landscape.
Full of inside stories emerging from Elberseâs unprecedented access to some of the worldâs most successful entertainment brands, Blockbusters is destined to become required listening for anyone seeking to understand how the entertainment industry really worksâand how to navigate todayâs high-stakes business world at large.
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