Richard Parsons

  • Carl Icahn, Richard Parsons, Time Warner

    Dick (Hearts) Carl

    It’s totally cute. Yesterday Time Warner CEO Dick Parson’s was all over Carl Icahn, crediting the high profile investor with helping Time Warner get in touch with their shareholders and convincing the company to increase its share buyback plan. Reuters reports on Parson’s comments at the Reuters Media Summit: “When someone accumulates even 3 or […]

    / Nov 29, 2006 at 10:01 AM
  • Richard Parsons

    Things That Might Change Under Mayor Parsons

    We’ve been thinking more and more about what New York City might look like under Dick Parsons. We have no idea what his policy preferences are but looking over his work at Time Warner and some of our own DealBreaker reporting, we have a few guesses at how things might change. • Increased M&A Activity: […]

    / Aug 14, 2006 at 4:36 PM
  • Richard Parsons, Time Warner

    Parsons Aiming for City Hall

    A few years ago we almost supported Mike Bloomberg for mayor because greek shipping heir and poison penned essayist Taki persuaded us that New York City needed to be led by a rich man who understood business. We’re still not sure Taki was right in saying Bloomberg deserved our backing. There have been too many […]

    / Aug 14, 2006 at 3:02 PM
  • Carl Icahn, Richard Parsons, Time Warner

    Average Time Warner Shareholder > Carl Icahn?

    When Carl Icahn was pursing Time Warner, we kept hearing that Icahn didn’t really understand the business–or businesses, as it were. (And we couldn’t help but think that Icahn’s assertion that TWX was big and bloated and might function more efficiently in smaller pieces wasn’t exactly a rocket-science observation.) But Dick Parsons directly suggests as […]

    / May 19, 2006 at 11:00 AM
  • Richard Parsons, Time Warner

    Parsons Family Crest

    Eddy Elfenbein of CrossingWallStreet writes in: The NYT article the other day about corporate travel mentioned (in passing) Dick Parsons’ family crest. I wondered what he could possibly have on his crest. Carl Icahn? Steve Case? Ted Turner? How do guys from Brooklyn get family crests anyway? Well, one of my readers found it. To […]

    / May 11, 2006 at 12:32 PM
  • Gerald Levin, Richard Parsons, Time Warner

    Time Warner: Big and Bigger

    Just when you thought Time Warner couldn’t get any bigger or dumber**, TW CEO Dick Parsons tells the FT that he wants to move into wireless via acquisition or buying spectrum. His explanation: “The ultimate table has to be constructed with four legs, not three. The fourth leg will be wireless – how one solves […]

    / Apr 3, 2006 at 9:19 AM

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