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Tom Freston Biography:

Tom Freston Biography -Tom Freston was born on November 22, 1945 in New York City, New York, United States. He is an American entertainment industry executive. Tom Freston got his Bachelor of Arts from Saint Michael's College and an MBA from New York University. He started his career at the Benton & Bowles advertising agency. Freston was one of the founders of MTV. He served as Chairman and CEO, MTV Networks from 1987-2004. In 2004 Freston was named Co-President and  Co-COO of Viacom INC, one of the world’s largest broadcasting, cable and media company. He currently is the principal in a consulting and Investment Company, Firefly3 LLC. He is an advisor of a Dubai based Media Company, Vice Media and the Moby Group. He is also an advisor of a boutique merchant bank the Raine Group.  

Awards and recognitions Of Tom Freston:

Tom Freston received many industry awards and recognitions. In 2006, he was one of the top 100 most influential people in the world noted by "Time" magazine. In 2010, Tom Freston was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

Personal life Of Tom Freston:

Freston married Margaret Ellen Badali in 1980. They had two children. Later they divorced.

Freston again married Kathy Freston in 1998, after 16 years in 2014, they divorced.

Tom Freston Motivational Quotations:

  • “Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.”

  • Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially.”

  • “A career path is rarely a path at all. A more interesting life is usual a more crooked, winding path of missteps, luck and vigorous work. It is almost always a clumsy balance between the things you try to make happen and the things that happen to you.”

    Tom Freston

  • “Read, listen to and watch everything you can. Explore the corners of popular culture and the arts. And, of course, these days you have to stay maniacally plugged in to the cutting edge of whatever technology is taking your profession into the future - otherwise you're toast.”

  • “Only true love can fuel the hard work that awaits you.”

  • “I always imagined myself somehow as an electron around some atom, and you're just, like, bouncing around and spinning. There was a never-ending supply of places to go, people to see, things to do, and fitting it all in became kind of an art.”

  • “The skills you acquire can always be effectively redeployed. You will look back on setbacks and be grateful for the catalyst that came not a moment too soon.”

  • “People often say that a bad event is a 'blessing in disguise.' Trust me, experience will teach you that some are unbelievably well disguised. Everyone gets fired, or decides to make a radical change at some point. Everyone suffers setbacks.”​​

  • Travel is the best and probably cheapest graduate school you can buy.”

  • “When I got fired, I had a feeling of loss because Viacom had been a passionate long-term relationship. But I got my balance back. I guess it's like getting jilted by a girlfriend, a serious girlfriend. You move on.”

  • “I measure success in terms of the connection with the audience, which we've been able to do in spades. I mean, it's very hard to do that. You think about it, you go back in time, you can say, 'Well, there's, like, 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Rolling Stone' or 'MTV.' I think 'Vice' is in that category now.”

    Tom Freston

  • “Authenticity is really important, and sometimes that's really hard to get.”

  • “If you look at the Internet, it's been hard for a lot of the traditional media companies to launch viable brands.”

  • “I always hustled to make money and pay for school. I was never afraid of hard work.”

  • “We, as Americans, have so much to learn here. We have a shockingly low level of global awareness and familiarity and little idea of how the world sees us. And those disturbing facts keep getting us into a lot of trouble.”

  • “I think online is a better platform. If you look at the metrics, if you look at the delivery system, if you look at social - all of the things that online can do - TV can't compete.”

  • “I've never been fired in my life. From anything. I've never failed at anything I've tried.”

  • “Sometimes I just like the feeling of being a minority and seeing how far you can push yourself in extreme circumstances.”

  • “There's almost nothing that distracts you from your day-to-day problems more than a trip. You're totally consumed in the present, you've got new sense impressions, you've got all this stuff to digest.”

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