Watching Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Last week watched cars practice at night during the Abu Dhabi Media Summit at the Yas Island Viceroy Hotel. Track is right outside the hotel along with a marina with yachts that made my head explode.
Love this Ryan Gosling riff in the new HBO film, Seduced and Abandoned, in describing how he got into acting.
“But that’s the best part about Los Angeles. It’s filled with all these Don Quixote type characters. Everyone’s left their families, their homes, their friends, their jobs, to pursue a dream. Where they know that the percentage of them achieving that dream is Never. And they do it anyway. And everyone has shared the same dream. And no one is sure if it is a premonition or a delusion. And there’s only one way to find out.”
One of my favorite sessions from the 2013 Abu Dhabi Media Summit:
Samantha Barry, (BBC World News), Nart Bouran (Sky News Arabia), Jacques Bughin (Director, Media & Entertainment, McKinsey & Co) discuss with Alex Farber of Broadcast discuss the introduction of the second and third screen continuing to disrupt the television industry. Is the TV becoming the second screen as tablets and smartphones become constant digital companions in the living room?