I still believe in synergy, but I call it natural law.
There's no way you can predict what is going to happen in six months or two years in most businesses, and certainly not for businesses that are growing at the rate that we have grown.
I've always said AOL is great opportunity for somebody.
Ticketmaster does not set prices. Live Nation does not set ticket prices. Artists set ticket prices.
This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful.
The world is changing. Networks without a specific branding strategy will be killed. I envision a world of highly niched services and tightly run companies without room for all the overhead the established networks carry.