One minute with … Steve Carbone

One minute with … Steve Carbone

Guest
Steve Carbone, Chief Digital and Investment Officer at Mediacom
Published
June 2020

We spent a minute with Steve Carbone, chief digital and investment officer at Mediacom. What’s his professional super power? Watch the interview to find out.

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Interviewer: When do you get your best ideas?

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Steve Carbone: When I'm coaching my son's football team.

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Interviewer: Who are you?

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Steve Carbone: Steve Carbone, Chief Digital and Investment Officer from Mediacom North America

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Interviewer: Why did you get into this business?

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Steve Carbone: I was an artist and a painter growing up,

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and I thought that getting into advertising would be the best way to continue that.

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Interviewer: What did you used to paint?

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Steve Carbone: I used to paint a lot of portraits, and a

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lot of landscapes.

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Interviewer: What's the best professional wisdom anyone

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has ever given you?

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Steve Carbone: That the only constant is change.

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Interviewer: What would I be surprised to find on your desk?

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Steve Carbone: Nothing. I don't have a desk.

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Interviewer: What's the biggest misperception people have about you?

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Steve Carbone: They think of me as a tough Brooklyn kid,

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but I'm really just a teddy bear.

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Interviewer: What is your professional super power?

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Steve Carbone: Optimism.

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Interviewer: When you hit a creative block, how do you

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unstick yourself?

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Steve Carbone: I usually play with my kids.

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Interviewer: When was the last time you set out to learn something new?

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Steve Carbone: I learned how to play chess.

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Interviewer: Which habit have you had to break to become a more effective leader?

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Steve Carbone: To learn to let go.

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Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

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Steve Carbone: On a boat in Florida breeding tropical fish.

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