I’m pretty sure that you have seen the recent interview or at least heard about Oprah talking her network OWN and how it might have been a mistake. Or maybe you have only heard the negative things about the network where it seems that people forget that it’s brand new and new things always take time. Too many people have the attention span of fleas and don’t give anything a chance anymore before they hate on something. Sure, it’s got some flaws but doesn’t everything when it first starts out? I haven’t known any business or startup to not have problems from the start or even during the run because as well all know (or should know) that not in everything in life goes according to plan.
I don’t know if many of you remember when TLC was just coming about and really the only show they had on there that was a hit was “Trading Spaces.” From that show on, the network continued to grow. If you’ve ever seen the very first videos for the Weather Channel, you will see that the hosts actually dressed up and it was more of a knee slap laugh than about the weather. But look at what it is now and how large it became. Why? Because it takes time.
Below is the clip where the interviewed Oprah and she admits to if she had a chance to do it over, that she might not have launched OWN.
Why is Oprah a great entrepreneur?