SSON Podcast with the Producer of Rainman, Batman and Easy Rider
Peter Guber joins us and shares his experience being a film producer with the credits of Rainman, Batman, Five Easy Pieces, Easy Rider & Midnight Express among many others...as well as a professional sports team owner of the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Dodgers, among others.
He notes the difference of a passenger customer vs. a participant customer. For a passenger customer you have knowledge of the rules and context. For a participant customer the content is different because that customer makes a difference in the outcome.
Peter notes that no matter what your function in an organization, you’re building a relationship with the the customer, not a transaction. As far as serendipity, any company that was there on the Wednesday that Peter interviewed could have had him and it just so happened to be Columbia Pictures.