Power Point: Bigger isn't always betterJuly 9, 2009: 6:27 PM ET
"I don't think you're going to have those anymore. Bigness isn't that great an asset anymore."
-- Tom Freston, former Viacom (VIAB) CEO, in a Reuters story about the waning influence of media moguls. These titans are being upstaged by the darlings of digital, like Facebook's Marc Zuckerberg and Twitter's Evan Williams. Old and new media alike are gathered this week at the Allen & Co. media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Freston's opinion comes from experience. After being fired in 2006 by one major media tycoon -- Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone -- he has gone on to help Oprah build her OWN cable network (which is likely to have a strong digital play) and to join U2 frontman Bono on his mission to reduce global poverty and AIDS. Read more about Freston in Pattie's profile of "The Most Wanted Man on the Planet." --Jessica Shambora