I want to build an asset-driven business, and I want to make my clients a part of everything I'm doing. Go into the branding business, consumer products, food, apparel. We need to expand in those places.
There were 10 to 12 years where I averaged two to three hours of sleep a night. There were times when I didn't go to sleep for two days, but I'd usually crash one Sunday a month for 16 to 18 straight hours, and then I'd be rejuvenated.
If you can help someone become a good young woman or a good young man, they have a better chance of surviving in this business.
People like to shy away from comparisons. Personally, I think that's a mistake. Comparisons can be good. People like to compartmentalize things within their own heads, and helping them do that can actually be a positive thing for the brand you're trying to build.
I'm a camp counselor for pop stars.
We aren't made to be worshipped as humans. I think that is why we see so many great artists crumble, because as humans, we are made to serve each other.
I want to show that you can be a successful entertainment executive, be a good husband, be a good father, be a good friend, be down to earth, be a good person, and give back. If I can push that message out there into the world and pass it on to my son, then I'm OK.
I was raised by an empowered woman. I married an empowered woman.
Kanye's the best listener I've ever worked with. If I interrupt Kanye, every single time, he'll wait for me to finish before speaking. It's a running joke - sometimes I interrupt him just to see. And he always goes, 'No, no, finish. I want to hear what you have to say.'
I surround myself with incredible, capable people, and the beautiful part about the artists I've chosen to work with, and the artists that have chosen to work with me, is that we share the same family values.
David Geffen was a Bruce Wayne to me. He was extraordinary, but at the same time, his talents were something that I could dream of and could fathom.
Balance in general is difficult, but I refuse to go through life and just have work and not have good balance. I want to be an example, not only to my own children but also to artists and other entrepreneurs, that you can be a workaholic and also be a good husband and good father.
I think caring as much as we do has been our greatest asset and really allowed us to build such a great company. It might not be conventional, but that's the way I'd rather live my life.
What I do for a living is so high-risk that I try to make sure my portfolio is as conservative as possible.
My wife deals with real problems. My problems aren't problems - they're inconveniences.
If it's achievable, there's no excuse why you shouldn't be doing it.
My brother and I made a pact that every deal we do has to have a charitable component; otherwise, we don't do it.
I got offered a bunch of reality show stuff, but I didn't want to be known for that, so I turned it all down.
When I was 25, I had risked everything to launch Justin Bieber and was a couple months away from losing everything.
Asher Roth lived on my couch for six months to build up a following. With Justin Bieber, I moved him and his mother to a town house a block away from me.