/// 25 Things About Luke Wood
As President and COO of Beats Electronics, Luke Wood has been largely responsible for transforming the company — founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, and known mostly for its distinctive headphones — into a diversified stable of products and services. As such, last year he oversaw a $300 million investment into the business by HTC; this summer, Beats reportedly spent $14 million to acquire music subscription service Mog. As a respondent to our questionnaire, he reveals — among other things — that he didn’t own a computer until he was 34 years old. What was your favorite TV show as a kid? I watched MTV and Cinemax constantly to drone out my parents’ 24/7 viewing of CNN — I think I saw “Flash Gordon” 45 times. What qualities do you like in a person? Intelligence, humanity, a sense of humor and a little madness. What qualities do you dislike? Narcissism without talent. Name one thing you will regret never having done (if you never do it) Playing Slash in the latest incarnation of Guns N’ Roses … or at least Buckethead. What’s the single most important issue in the world today? The global financial crisis, which allows the complete marginalization of global warming and climate change as the single most important issue. Do you still buy CDs or rent DVDs?
25 Things About Luke Wood
- 08/20/2014 • The Parents Television Council Is Already Upset About What Nicki Minaj Will Do on Sunday
- 05/08/2014 • Apple Close to Buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 Billion
- 09/27/2013 • HTC Sheds Remaining Beats Stake as Carlyle Group Invests in the Audio Company
- 10/11/2012 • Beats Electronics and Bose Help You Tune Out the World