Bruce Tuchman on Narrative and Storytelling

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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This week on Masters in Business, I speak with Bruce Tuchman, former president of MGM Worldwide Networks and general manager of Nickelodeon Global Network Ventures.

Tuchman, a former mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Skadden Arps, joined MTV in 1994 before moving to Nickelodeon, AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global. He explained the importance of narrative and story when creating a film or television show. Despite the many differences across cultures, these are the elements that touch upon universal truths of the human condition. This is why shows such as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "Walking Dead," and "Game of Thrones" are have fans around the world.

You can hear the full interview, including our podcast extras,below, as well as at iTunesSoundcloud, and Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts can be found iTunesSoundcloud, and Bloomberg.

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