Jason Calicanis: You Are Your Own Media Company | Generation Like | FRONTLINE | PBS

Jason Calicanis: You Are Your Own Media Company | Generation Like | FRONTLINE | PBS:

“Amazon’s video production is unstoppable when you think about it. I mean, they’re going to be able to look at all these e-books created by individuals — and so some 15-, 16-, 17-year-old writes an e-book about zombies, and then another 20-year-old writes one, and then they look and see, well, what page did people give up reading the book. This one had a cutoff rate of page 15 on average, but this one people read to page 50 on average. Let’s option that one and make that into a TV series. That’s the power of data.”

*The Power of Data.

Stretch Goals Are Important (Or WizzyWig Won $100k in 48 Hours at a Hackathon)

“Stretch goals, as far as I understand them, are lofty goals that you set even though you have no idea how to reach them at the time.”

(Via.) An email from Jason Calacanis, found on his website here, on July 20, 2013



  1. Are these helpful for personal goals and wishes?
  2. What are the best ways to create stretch goals?
  3. Will you accomplish more than you ever thought possible?
  4. What is the importance of sharing these goals with advisors?

Possible Answers

  1. The only way to find out is to try it out and see what happens.
  2. Think of things you want to accomplish, limiting it to three, and pick something a little beyond where you feel comfortable.
  3. Quite possibly.
  4. Sharing makes one accountable and trusted advisors can better see the whole picture and provide advice, ideas and connections fro making your stretch goals come true.