Quote(s) of the Day

“‘I’m a senior vice-president, which is a pretty high title in this company; there’s only one title, EVP, that’s higher, and then after that you’re the president of a division. I have absolute access. I went to dinner with Jon Miller the other night in L.A., and I hang out with Leonsis, I go to Wizards games with him. [Leonsis owns the Washington Wizards.] So I’m pretty high up.'”
–AOL VP and Netscape lead Jason Calcanis, in a recent NY Magazine story, explaining his role in A OL post Weblogs Inc acquisition; I understand Tina Sharkey (Mrs. Seth Goldstein) is his boss.
Bonus quote, same story: “If I’d landed at Yahoo, I’d be hanging out with [Del.icio.us founder] Josh Schachter and [Flickr founder] Caterina Fake, debating the finer points of this stuff. But at AOL, I’m probably the most knowledgeable person on this area, so they really needed my help.”
(Susan’s disclosure: I am a former AOL VP who now believes it’s likely that being flavor of the minute at AOL has more impact than any title and that almost everyone in a senior role gets shoved sideways eventually–the best reason to be glad Jason has mad money for an exit. )

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  1. Jason says:

    I have no boss…

  2. Been There says:

    you will be trashed by Mr. Jim B like any of his former reports or colleagues.

  3. susan mernit says:

    Thanks for the correction, Jason.

  4. Jim B says:

    ouch … Jason I won’t trash you :-)

  5. Anon says:

    You can take the asshole out of New York but you can’t take the New York out of the asshole.

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