Summary of Jonathan Rothermere on Thinking Big About Digital Businesses

A Conversation with the Chairman of the Daily Mail and General Trust

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 Jonathan Rothermere on Thinking Big About Digital Businesses summary
How do you guide your business through a period of technological upheaval?


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When Jonathan Rothermere took the helm at the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) in 1998, the media sector was in the eye of a storm. The rise of digital technology was threatening to drown the newspaper industry, and while many of its competitors sank, DMGT swam and emerged stronger than ever. In this brief interview with the Boston Consulting Group’s Paul Zwillenberg, Rothermere recalls his experiences and outlines some tactics to deploy in the face of technological upheaval. getAbstract believes his candid remarks could provide a lifeline for entrepreneurs and business executives in the media sector who are treading the choppy waters of the digitalization squall.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How a large company should approach digitalization
  • Why a “slightly decentralized culture” is ideal for expansion
  • What to expect during the transition to digitalized business


When Jonathan Rothermere first took the reins at the UK-based Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) media empire in 1998, the newspaper industry was undergoing a tough transition. In reaction to the threat digital media posed, DMGT sought...
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About the Speaker

Jonathan Rothermere is the chairman of the UK-based Daily Mail and General Trust. Paul Zwillenberg is a partner and managing at the Boston Consulting Group.

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