I'm Stepping Down..

Published 2023-05-18
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The time has come for me to step down as CEO of Linus Media Group (and everything else under the umbrella). Let me tell you what that looks like: what's changing, what's not, and who is taking my place...

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Intro: Laszlo - Supernova
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Outro: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High
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0:00 The Big News
0:46 The Why
1:54 My New Role
2:54 What's not changing
3:54 I could have retired
4:51 What IS changing

All Comments (21)
  • MrRoflWaffles
    so much respect for what you and your team have built over the years!
  • YouTube
    your transparency in this transition is incredible to see and an amazing reminder to go in the direction that makes you the most happy!
  • Tyrrex
    so refreshing to see a company put morals ahead of money. hope you guys prosper for a long time!
  • B is for Build
    if that company that offered to buy you out is still looking for a youtube channel. I would like to let them know i am here and still available for corporate buy out :p
  • MEGA N00b
    Linus really is the type of person to say "I'm retiring" and mean "I'll be making more videos and putting more effort into them" by it. Glad for you man, you should be doing what you enjoy!
  • Ace
    I’m so happy that Linus will be able to improve his life and do what he wants to without us losing his presence on the channel.
  • Karl Rock
    I can only imagine what it’s like to run such a big organisation… you did amazing! Looking forward to the future of the channels.
  • PolDet
    I am truly impressed that you and your team have recognized the need for change and are taking action. So many companies die because the entrepenure who starts the company never figures out that they are good at starting but not running a company. I wish you well as you make this transition. It is going to be hard, but very worth it for both you personally and the company. I look forward to your next ten years!
  • Adaś Kowalski
    we all support you in this! you've achieved so much, that you can live comfortably with your family, and you've built a great reputation on youtube.
  • Alias
    TLDR - Your giving all things you don't like to someone you have carefully chosen and then you get to do the fun things.

    I can't imagine how big that change felt but I'm happy you found the mental space to make it <3
  • Jacob Flores
    This is brilliant Linus. Doing this shows just how skilled and aware you were as CEO.
  • The fact that he saw his old boss as the perfect fit just goes to show how well of a boss he truly was to Linus and how impactful he was to him
  • You are one of the best channels out there. Here's hoping your channels prosperity with a new CEO Terren.
  • Vandergrift01
    I love this channel even more now. Listening to someone who loves a company talk about stepping down so that it gets better is just so refreshing!
  • TheGoryan
    Much respect here. I can completely understand seeing the many weaknesses we have. I have been leading an IT Department for the last year myself. I have had to learn tons of things. I am glad, your not walking away from the projects and channels as i feel it wouldn't be the same without you. Either super excited to see what happens next. my hat is off to you, Transparency is awesome to see even more so from bigger channels like yourself.
  • Huck Walton
    I feel this sooooo hard! It sucks when you have to be the CEO out of necessity. We get so tired when we don’t love what we’re doing. When we align with our passion, we can have boundless energy.
  • Smooth Cortex
    This was inevitable. The stress was noticeable. Looking forward to the 10 hour Wan show.
  • Logar
    This is the kind of transparency I wish more creators had. Linus, you deserve every single bit of your success, and it makes me very happy to see someone so humble and honest. After all, true happiness can't be bought, cause you have to continue doing what you love, and all of us also love what you're doing. I wish you the best, and hope to see you on more videos!
  • George Abelev
    Love your channel, a big honor to all you done and huge respect! Give yourself a rest and dedicate yourself to your lovely family and peace of mind!
  • LINUS! You literally have been my pc tech guide over the last 10 years and to see the growth you've done since then is amazing. You set very high standards for what a man can grow in a 10 year span that I am looking to match in my own life pursuit. Thank you for being you and showing people that being a tech wiz is really cool. Well wishes and love from Southern Cali!