WatchMojo’s Ashkan Karbasfrooshan at Buffer Festival 2019

WatchMojo founder and CEO Ashkan Karbasfrooshan delivers an insightful presentation on the evolution of online media at Buffer Festival 2019. Why does he consider YouTube more revolutionary than Netflix? How did WatchMojo become the leader of Top 10 videos on YouTube?

Mistakes And Regrets, Time vs Timing

In this episode of Context is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan and Rebecca Brayton debate whether it’s normal and/or healthy to have regrets. Is it okay to look back, or is that just living in the past? For leaders and entrepreneurs, what is the distinction we need to make between time and timing?

Change, Disruption And Feedback

In this episode of Context is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan and Rebecca Brayton discuss whether likeable leaders are more effective in the workplace. How do effective leaders deliver feedback? When is the right time to stop projects if they don’t meet results?

Wall Street Journal’s Sahil Patel interviews WatchMojo’s Ashkan Karbasfrooshan

On November 13, 2019, WatchMojo founder and CEO Ashkan Karbasfrooshan sat down with Sahil Patel of The Wall Street Journal for a Q&A session on:

  • all things WatchMojo,
  • the odds of survival for independent media,
  • fundraising drawbacks and trade-offs,
  • the failed pivot to video,
  • what the Deadspin writers should be doing,
  • why WatchMojo hired an investment banker, and much more!

Recorded at Betaworks Studios in New York City:
https://betaworks.com/

New World Order: Streaming Wars

On this episode of Business Battleground, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan discusses a major sea change in the media business that has led to a so-called “New World Order” and the streaming wars of our time. At the forefront of the competition: Netflix and YouTube, two distinct forces changing the way we think of Hollywood, and embracing AVOD and SVOD models. Where does WatchMojo find itself in the streaming wars?

Follow Your Passion: Good or Bad Advice?

In this episode of Context is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan and Rebecca Brayton discuss why the old adage of ‘following your passion’ may or may not be the best way to determine your career path. How does the rule of supply and demand impact your future?

Entrepreneurship, Depression & Suicide

In this episode of Context is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan discusses the tragic passing of a fellow entrepreneur and friend. It’s clear that founders, managers, and employees need to have meaningful conversations about mental health and wellness in the workplace. How do we find purpose in our everyday lives and where do we find it?

If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800-273-TALK (8255).

Keeping The CEO Role When You Raise Funding?

In this episode of Context is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan and Rebecca Brayton explore whether or not CEOs should keep their role in their company when they raise financing from investors. Should founders step down once they sell their business, or should they remain involved?