Faaez Samadi
Sep 25, 2018

Don’t whine about media disruption, lead it: Bloomberg Media CEO

Justin Smith says taking calculated risks on key innovative projects is why the media giant is having one of its best years to date.

Bloomberg HQ in New York

As he’s saying it, Justin Smith has a light smirk on his face. He knows all too well that it sounds hackneyed. But for the Bloomberg Media CEO, who presides over a media company that is currently projecting between 15%-20% growth this year, it doesn’t stop the phrase being true.

“You have to invent your way to growth,” he says as we sit in Bloomberg’s Singapore bureau. “I know that sounds like a cliché,...

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