Issue 139

October 2009




Fast Talk


From the Editor

  • Letter From the Editor: The Best Rivalry in Business, Refreshed

    When you're in the media business, you worry about the cost -- and the risk -- of creating a new product from scratch each time. Movies, music, magazines: We all share the same challenge. In comparison, the idea of creating the same item -- say a can of Coke -- over and over can seem kind of simple. But if you think about it a little deeper, you quickly come to the opposite conclusion: If your product never changes, how do you keep it from getting boring? How do you hold onto your territory when new things are constantly emerging to tempt your customer away?