Q&A With Pointcast's Chris Hassett: How To Run A Net Pacesetter

Breakneck growth without a scratch

In just four short years, PointCast Inc. has gone from being an anonymous startup to a red-hot Internet media company, flush with $48 million from outside investors. Behind its success is the insight that most people would rather have information "pushed" onto their screen from the Internet than have to spend hours finding it themselves. Since PointCast launched its Internet broadcasting service last year, more than one million viewers have come to use it regularly. The company's 34-year-old CEO, Christopher R. Hassett, talked with Assistant Managing Editor Sarah Bartlett about the management issues he has faced since co-founding the company in 1992.

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