I am still in New York working, but I continue to have my weekly ‘Panic With Friends’ podcast dropping every Thursday. A few weeks back, I sat with Jim Lanzone (CEO of Tinder) to discuss a couple of my favorite topics…media and attention.
There are few executives who know more about the internet and these subjects than Jim.
For more details on Jim and the episode, scroll down. I hope you enjoy and share the episode
Guest: Jim Lanzone
Profile: CEO of Tinder
What’s the Panic About:
Jim Lanzone is a legend in the internet industry. He’s racked up over 20 years of experience in the space, with former CEO titles at companies like Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves), Clicker Media (which he founded) and CBS Interactive (where he was my boss for a brief moment and probably fired me – at least under his breath). Currently, he is the CEO of the juggernaut dating app, Tinder. It was great to have Jim on to not only offer his insights on all things media, streaming, and the internet – but also help give some tips to our Panic co-host Nikita on her own adventures into the world of online dating. In this episode, we chatted with Jim about branding, growth, the early days of web video, his experiences as a CEO, content consumption, generational trends in dating, brands he’s rooting for and more. Enjoy!
As trends in the media, internet, streaming and even online dating evolve, the ‘seasoned’ CEO position will never go away. We will always need people like Jim to help manage and navigate brands through these changes.
“Those are my two favorite things to do: build great teams and great products.”