Charlie Ergen’s Management Theory: Dumb & Dumber and Seinfeld

February 23, 2012

YouTube Preview Image Some executives quote philosophers like Plato or legendary coaches such as Vince Lombardi. But not Charlie Ergen; that’s far too high-brow for him. The Dish Network chairman seems to get his theories on management from television and movie comedies.

Dish’s kangaroo pitchman doesn’t cooperate

January 9, 2012

Dish Network went kangaroo-crazy at this year’s CES. Not only did a mascot in a kangaroo suit greet attendees at its press conference, but CEO Joe Clayton took to the stage cradling a wallaby, which resembles a small kangaroo.

DISH’s Ergen won’t give in to TiVo: ‘I’m just stubborn’

August 4, 2008

charlieergen1999-2.jpgYou can think what you like about the management of DISH Network Corp, the second largest U.S. satellite TV operator, but they’re nothing if not refreshingly frank about the economy, the state of the market and their competitors’ tactics.