Stuart Skorman

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Stuart Skorman is an entrepreneur who founded companies: Empire Video, Reel.com, HungryMinds.com, Elephant Pharmacy, and Clerkdogs.com,[1][2] and is the author of Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur, Why I Can't Stop Starting Over (Jossey-Bass, 2006).[3]

Career[edit]

Skorman was an executive at Bread & Circus, the Boston-based natural foods chain bought by Whole Foods in 1992.

Skorman sold his six-store Empire Video chain to Blockbuster Video in 1994.[4][5][6]

Reel.com was founded in September 1996 and launched the Reel.com Web site in January 1997,[7] as an online movie information site, e-commerce added after.[8] Reel.com was acquired by Hollywood Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: HLYW) in Q4 1998. According to Media Metrix, the number of unique visitors to Reel.com increased from 848,000 in January 1999 to approximately 1.4 million in September 1999. The staff, of more than 40 editors, wrote 30-word "Reel Snapshots" explaining who will like the film and why, created "Movie at a Glance" ratings profiles, and "Movie Matches" that match up similar movies.[9][10][11][12]

Dotshot[edit]

He is known for pioneering new business models and marketing them to baby boomers, challenging the long-standing companies in the industries he enters.[13][14] As a result of his work in the dot com industry, he was referred to as one of the 'dotshots' of the 1990s.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tech Nation - with Dr. Moira Gunn". www.technation.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Founder of Reel.com". archive.org. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. ^ Skorman, Stuart; Guthrie, Catherine (2007). Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur: Why I Can't Stop Starting Over. Jossey-Bass. ISBN 0-7879-8732-8.
  4. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (17 May 1997). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 18 October 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Swapping Ads, Advertising Article". inc.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Lateral Thinking for the 21st Century". chiefexecutive.net. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Reel - The Planet's Biggest Movie Store". archive.org. 22 January 1998. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  8. ^ Staff, Variety (21 May 1997). "Reel Inc. to sell, rent vids online". variety.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Now Reel.com Is Really Real". wired.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  10. ^ "REEL BUMMER / Movie Web business collapses after a run-in with dot-com reality". sfgate.com. 23 June 2000. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Hollywood 2.0". wired.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  12. ^ "E-Commerce". www.7inone.com. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  13. ^ Welles, Ed (2004-09-01). "Natural Selection". CNN Money. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  14. ^ "Stuart's Elephant". San Francisco Chronicle. 2003-02-19. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
  15. ^ Leigh, Suzanne (2007-01-14). "ReinventYourself.com". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-05-05.

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