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Why I had to adapt or die

In a new article entitled “Why I had to Adapt or Die”, BringMeTheNews founder and CEO Rick Kupchella writes that, “In the end – when you think about it – there’s really no rational argument for the 5 o’clock news anymore, short of wanting to tune in to see your favorite local personalities. If there’s something you really want to know – you can find it pretty easily on your phone.”

That’s part of the reason the veteran TV news journalist decided to leave a successful career in broadcasting and launch a new company in 2009. Today, BringMeTheNews continues to grow, as staff journalists comb through thousands of headlines a day in order to deliver the most relevant news to the people of Minnesota.

In the article, Kupchella tells the story of how he came to the scary realization he had to leave a comfy anchor’s chair, a decision that came on a bit like aging, Kupchella says – you start to notice little signs here and there. But by 2009, it was clear traditional news business models were in real trouble, he notes.

In the piece written for GoKartLabs, Kupchella tells of how he came together with new business partners to build not only BringMeTheNews – but to work together building several new/disruptive business models in several rapidly changing environments.

Kupchella is now an equity partner in GoKart, which has been a BringMeTheNews partner since the beginning. Check out the post here.

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April 19, 2014