Best Quotes from Steve Burke

By | September 26, 2016

I’m a very competitive person… I’ve run 12 marathons! I kayaked around Manhattan 29 miles in October! I ran the Berkshire Hathaway 5K! And I want every part of the business to compete – and play to win.

Steve Burke

I’ve had people accuse me of being too tough of a grader. But my job is to paint reality versus telling people what they want to hear.

Steve Burke

People would say, ‘You can’t say negative things about the company.’ But you have no credibility if you can’t tell people that they need to do better.

Steve Burke

Historically, NBCUniversal had brilliant people, but some of them didn’t do a very good job of working together.

Steve Burke

People have more options to watch quality, professionally produced video than ever before, and they are using those options – whether it is DVR, Netflix or Hulu.

Steve Burke

The good news is people are watching more video than ever before; they’re just watching in places that often aren’t rated and aren’t monetized.

Steve Burke

People in the movie division hate the people in the cable group… Ultimately, you work for NBCUniversal, not Bravo or Syfy.

Steve Burke

You really can create a lot of value by putting content and distribution together, particularly if the content is cable content.

Steve Burke

The best businesses that all of us have in the entertainment business are cable content channels, which have a dual revenue stream.

Steve Burke

You don’t get a chance to buy a company like NBCUniversal unless it’s not doing well.

Steve Burke

There are movies and TV shows I wish we didn’t make, sure, but we’re in the business of creating things that are not all going to work.

Steve Burke

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