Michael J. Wolf

Time Warner Shoots Down Fox

Michael Wolf, Activate co-founder, and James Stewart, New York Times columnist, discuss Time Warner's rebuff of Rupert Murdoch's $80 billion bid on CNBC's "Sqwawk Box" Read More

Tech experts not worried about impending crash, yet

There's no shortage of bubble talk these days, but some of tech's top names don't seem very worried about an impending crash. At this year's Code Conference CNBC had the chance to ask some heavy hitters in the tech industry to explain why they think the bubble talk is over-hyped. Read More

What pros think are the next tech trends that will catch fire

What's the next big trend in tech? Attendees at the tech-centric Code Conference told CNBC where they think the next big opportunity lies. Read More

The Wall Street Journal: How to Balance Working From Home and Being in the Office

Writing for The Wall Street Journal's "The Experts" blog, Michael J. Wolf discusses how companies can improve productivity and collaboration by balancing an employee's work at home and in the office. Read More

The Wall Street Journal: How HR Departments Can Create an Innovation Culture

Writing for The Wall Street Journal's "The Experts" blog, Michael J. Wolf explains how human resources must evolve to build and support great teams, and create a culture of innovation. Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Why Companies Need to Rethink the Digital Czar

Michael J. Wolf explains the importance of the CDO (Chief Digital Officer) role, and how it will continue to grow and evolve as organizations transform themselves to be more effective in the digital world. Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Why Companies Need to Focus on ‘Little Data’

While the term "Big Data" is being used by nearly everyone, Michael J. Wolf suggests that successful companies will also need to focus on harnessing the power of "little data". Read More

Bloomberg TV: Why Facebook Investors Love the WhatsApp Deal

Activate Founder and Managing Director Michael Wolf discusses Facebook's deal to acquire messaging app WhatsApp on Bloomberg Television’s "Bloomberg Surveillance." Read More

Business Insider: How Marissa Mayer Came To Yahoo: The Behind-The-Scenes Story

Michael J. Wolf is featured in a video companion to the Business Insider piece "The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography." Read More

Media Magazine: Digital Transformation Issue

Media Magazine asked me to serve as the guest editor of their Digital Transformation Issue. I commissioned pieces that would explain this transformational moment in the media business: Rich Ziade describing how he built a company around better reading experiences, Nick Denton discussing the Gawker redesign, David Kirkpatrick introducing the next wave of companies to watch for, Paul Ford on how advertisers need to redefine the ways they think about the Web, and my partner at Activate, Michele Anderson, explaining what it takes to create a virtual start-up. Read More


Excerpt from David Kirkpatrick's history of Facebook and how it has changed the world:

Of all the suitors courting Mark Zuckerberg in the fall of 2005, one of the most enterprising was Michael Wolf, president of Viacom's MTV Networks.

(Zuckerberg's) talks with Michael Wolf taught (him) a lot about deals and how the media industry works. That would serve him well in the coming years. And inside the company he seemed more like a leader. Read More

MediaPost: At the Crossroads

Michael Wolf tells Joe Mandese why we are at a turning point brought on by the collision of media and technology. Read More

Adweek: Michael Wolf Joins Slide Board of Advisors

Former MTV Networks president and COO Michael Wolf has joined social application firm Slide's Board of Advisors. Read More