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Michael Grebb
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editorial director, cablefax
Amy Maclean
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WHISTLING
WHILE WORKING
With this my fi rst year steering The Cablefax 100 magazine, I have to confess to being a
bit giddy. After all, this is the Big One. The list everyone is jockeying to get on. Hundreds of
nominations. Intense lobbying. Even some begging.
In the end, bribery and fl attery didn't work, with our team putting together a list that we
believe denotes the most infl uential players in our ever-evolving industry. Represented on
these pages are the strategists who saw the possibility of over-the-top when we were still
paying for Netfl ix DVDs in our mailbox, the programmers who saw the potential for scripted
dramas when we were still gobbling up reality TV, the technologists who knew that DOCSIS
3.0 was just the beginning and that wireless was more than a mobile phone.
Ranking such an esteemed group of executives is nearly impossible, but we did our best.
This year's No. 1 spot may seem a bit peculiar to some. After all, Rob Marcus and Dinni
Jain are expected to ride off into the sunset once the Charter merger closes-which could
happen even before this magazine goes to bed. But that's precisely why we put them in the
top spot. It's not an easy task guiding a company through a major merger garnering national
headlines, not once, but twice. But the pair didn't just keep things running-they made
Time Warner Cable a better, stronger company with customer service improvements that
are having a real impact on the company's results. It seems a fi tting goodbye as they move
on to whatever is next.
While organizing our annual list is one of the more diffi cult parts of The Cablefax 100 process,
the most fun defi nitely comes in devising questions for our revered honorees. We love
seeing what all we can get them to tell us-from their fi rst job (a lot of you delivered newspapers
in your younger days) to whether they'd prefer a driverless car, drone or hoverboard.
And if you have a meeting at INTX with any one of these execs, you might be able to score
some points by bringing them their favorite Starbucks beverage (As a non-coffee drinker, it
was quite enlightening to me. I had no idea " no room " was a thing!).
The acclaimed recognition combined with our sometimes zany questions
are exactly what make the The Cablefax 100 what it is-serious work
combined with pleasure. Not coincidentally, it's that same philosophy
embraced by these power players. May we all smile while we work.
Cathy Applefeld Olson
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