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helix7

« on: February 14, 2012, 08:23 »
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204883304577221273401669372.html#slide/1



Not a particularly great "day in the life" profile, but still a few interesting images. Jon is an interesting guy. Definitely not your typical CEO. You could be sitting next to him at that pizza joint and never guess that you're sitting next the chief executive of one of the top stock image agencies in the world.


« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 09:22 »
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Interesting. Thanks for the link.

Jon Oringer is currently responsible for 52% of my microstock income, combining SS and BigStock, and that number is steadily rising. It's nice to know a little more about him.

« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 10:52 »
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Thanks for the link. I like the vibe of low key, hard work, success. Long may he keep doing it :)

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 11:29 »
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Composition/copyrights and focus is not where we feel works best.

Also note his eyes, he is burnt out big time.

Also please include 100% crop :)

rubyroo

« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 11:50 »
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He seems entirely unpretentious, and just focused on the work.  Very refreshing.   :)

I do love to see a boss who gets his own coffee too!  Nice :)

lagereek

« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 12:07 »
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He doesnt have to be pretencious, he has made it anyway and in a very clever and intelligent way and WITHOUT!  stepping on any of all his contributors.
Full marks to this guy, he deserves it. :)

wut

« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 12:19 »
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And he drinks espresso (well kind of those cups are awfully big) instead of 3+ dcl of brown water like most Americans do :) . He makes it himself too. Cool. Although, if he is as cool a boss as we think he is, he shouldn't worry about anyone spitting into his coffee ;D

I also like the fact he's unpretentious, casually dressed, uses taxis instead of limos etc. As Lagereek said, he really doesn't need to show off.

A raise would make him even cooler though ;)

« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 13:07 »
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He doesnt have to be pretencious, he has made it anyway and in a very clever and intelligent way and WITHOUT!  stepping on any of all his contributors.
Full marks to this guy, he deserves it. :)

It's nice to see he is down to earth, but let's not go overboard. He's running a successful business because we receive very little of the overall profits. I'm sure some would say it's exploitation. I'm more in the "it could be better" camp. Regardless, I'm not ready to nominate him for sainthood.

« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 13:11 »
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A raise would make him even cooler though ;)

... so he should go down the same road as Istock then? Do me a favour. If you want 'a raise' then work harder or work smarter. Destroying your business model is not a short-cut to success.

helix7

« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 13:56 »
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A raise would make him even cooler though ;)

... so he should go down the same road as Istock then? Do me a favour. If you want 'a raise' then work harder or work smarter. Destroying your business model is not a short-cut to success.

Actually that would be going down the same road that SS has gone down before, when raises were a regular thing. Didn't destroy the company then and it wouldn't now.

« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 14:03 »
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Actually that would be going down the same road that SS has gone down before, when raises were a regular thing. Didn't destroy the company then and it wouldn't now.

SS have always been very careful about implementing price increases and probably believe they have found the sweet spot. Judging by the way their business appears to be increasing, at the cost of their competitors, I doubt that they have much incentive to upset the applecart.

lisafx

« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 14:53 »
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Not at all surprised to discover that Jon is so down-to-earth.  He runs his company like a smart businessman, not an egomaniac.  Wish his attitude and work ethic were contagious. 
 
Funny thing, though.  Whenever I read these interviews and see pictures of these guys who are running multi-million/billion dollar microstock companies, I am amazed at how young they are!  Makes me feel like an old lady ;)

lagereek

« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 16:13 »
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Glad to see the Mamiya-7, rangefiner in his collection, I still have mine, the only cameras optics that could ever cheallenge the Hassy Zeiss. Good taste. Now imagine if that one came out as a digital medium-format with same quality optics, bye Canon, bye Nikon and bye, HD4. :)

« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 16:43 »
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I am also amazed by how young he is.

By the way, why is this low key guy doing this for the WSJ? Are they doing the publicity for an IPO or something like that?

« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 16:58 »
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I must be the only one seeing only the header and no pictures, and a couple of unresponsive arrows?  :-\

RT


« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2012, 17:11 »
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Regardless, I'm not ready to nominate him for sainthood.

+1 - Lets get things into perspective, he's not running a 'not for profit' charity he's the CEO of a successful business that takes a large chunk of our commission, I wonder how many people would have the same level of admiration for him if next week he goes and sells SS to Getty.

wut

« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2012, 17:18 »
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A raise would make him even cooler though ;)

... so he should go down the same road as Istock then? Do me a favour. If you want 'a raise' then work harder or work smarter. Destroying your business model is not a short-cut to success.

In royalty percentage that is, contributors were getting them yearly up until a couple of years ago


wut

« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2012, 17:21 »
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Not at all surprised to discover that Jon is so down-to-earth.  He runs his company like a smart businessman, not an egomaniac.  Wish his attitude and work ethic were contagious. 

Or is he, we could just be falling for a nice story, fairytale or carefully planned PR presentation ;) (that being said I wrote a comment similar to yours a few hours ago)

« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 17:30 »
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Nice down to earth presentation. Too bad we cant get something like this from istock because we dont know who the mysterious leaders of istock are. Maybe there isnt even a comitee.   ???

« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2012, 17:32 »
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Funny thing, though.  Whenever I read these interviews and see pictures of these guys who are running multi-million/billion dollar microstock companies, I am amazed at how young they are!  Makes me feel like an old lady ;)

You should have seen all the young, good looking, supersmart people at the microstock expo. I felt like a dinosaur between all the young talent.

« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2012, 18:15 »
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I missed it this morning that the slideshow is a companion to this article titled Where's the Boss? Trapped in a Meeting

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204642604577215013504567548.html?mod=slideshow_overlay_mod

In contrast, Jon Oringer, CEO of New York based stock-photo provider Shutterstock Images LLC, doesn't seem to lack "alone time." He is rarely on the phone and averages about three meetings a day mostly lasting about 30 minutes, with some going up to 90 minutes.

The rest of the time he is usually scoping out his competition on blogs like TechCrunch, monitoring Web traffic and Twitter feeds and working on his own pet projects.

He is in the office from about 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but says he works a lot from home, even during weekends.

"It doesn't feel like I work when I'm working," Mr. Oringer said. "It's my thing."

lagereek

« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2012, 18:22 »
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Regardless, I'm not ready to nominate him for sainthood.

+1 - Lets get things into perspective, he's not running a 'not for profit' charity he's the CEO of a successful business that takes a large chunk of our commission, I wonder how many people would have the same level of admiration for him if next week he goes and sells SS to Getty.

Oh come fellas, why be so dead serious about it?  its a funny and nice thing, isnt it, no one is a saint, not even the saints themselves. Jon, is giving us a bit of insight, sharing and regardless, its more then anybody else have done. isnt it. How can you not admire him.

lisafx

« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2012, 18:27 »
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Oh come fellas, why be so dead serious about it?  its a funny and nice thing, isnt it, no one is a saint, not even the saints themselves. Jon, is giving us a bit of insight, sharing and regardless, its more then anybody else have done. isnt it. How can you not admire him.

Well put Christian!  Admiring the guy is a far cry from nominating him for sainthood.  I don't see anything wrong with giving credit where credit is due. 


You should have seen all the young, good looking, supersmart people at the microstock expo. I felt like a dinosaur between all the young talent.

LOL!  I am sure I would have felt the same.  :)

« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2012, 21:31 »
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Funny thing, though.  Whenever I read these interviews and see pictures of these guys who are running multi-million/billion dollar microstock companies, I am amazed at how young they are!  Makes me feel like an old lady ;)

You should have seen all the young, good looking, supersmart people at the microstock expo. I felt like a dinosaur between all the young talent.

Funny how those smart people don't actually own the product they hock.

« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2012, 22:14 »
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204883304577221273401669372.html#slide/1



Not a particularly great "day in the life" profile, but still a few interesting images. Jon is an interesting guy. Definitely not your typical CEO. You could be sitting next to him at that pizza joint and never guess that you're sitting next the chief executive of one of the top stock image agencies in the world.

I think it was a very nice day. Wish all my days were like this, u cant get more creative than that.


 

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