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
Video Link:    • [Electro] - Laszlo - Supernova [Monst...  
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Outro: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High
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Intro animation by MBarek Abdelwassaa www.instagram.com/mbarek_abdel/
Monitor And Keyboard by vadimmihalkevich / CC BY 4.0  geni.us/PgGWp
Mechanical RGB Keyboard by BigBrotherECE / CC BY 4.0 geni.us/mj6pHk4
Mouse Gamer free Model By Oscar Creativo / CC BY 4.0 geni.us/Ps3XfE

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)
  • 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
  • @guidocurcio6903
    For real, I started watching LTT when I was 11, now being 24 I can say that I owe LTT so much. Just wanted to thanks Linus and the team for every single video
  • @megan00b8
    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!
  • @AenesidemusOZ
    Bloody smart move. Recognising that you are burning out and doing something about it is a skill many need to learn. Creating the new position that lets you do what you love and making sure the team knows that YOU are not the person to run to every time something goes spung is a very, very smart move. Love your work and enthusiasm and happy that we will still be watching you into the future.
  • @DesTr069
    Few people on this planet would refuse a $100 million offer to follow their values. That really shows your commitment to your company and to us, the viewers. Excited for this new chapter!
  • @smoothcortex
    This was inevitable. The stress was noticeable. Looking forward to the 10 hour Wan show.
  • @Markymark__
    Congratulations Linus and Team! This genuineness is why I started following you. And why I never left. You are and have always been a fun and honest source of information for my projects. I’m glad to be apart of the community with everyone else. Best of luck with all the changes I look forward to what is to come.
  • @ayaangupta3837
    The fact he turned down 100 mil and saw his old boss as the perfect boss really show how truly he cares about the channel and his community
  • @Model8197
    Rejecting a buyout offer of $100 Million is incomprehensible to an average individual. But the fact you would rather put your own company, your own YouTube content, and the people working at LTT first, is the most commendable thing to do. You tirelessly peruse what you love, and your community will always be right there to cheer you on! We all aspire to be like you, and commend your efforts. Thank you
  • @DeadBloodWolf
    Dude, I've been watching for so long and seeing this steady dynamic growth of yours makes me so so happy. It's insane how much the entire company could keep from the original energy and morals of just you and the guys from back then- Love everything, keep going, hope to retire around the same time as you guys, looking back at how the tech information giant developed over 30-40+ years. SO exciting!
  • @phoe8523
    Great to see someone accepting that there is something they can´t do well and need to find someone who can do it better.
    That is a great step you are taking and a good example for sooo many people.
    I really congratulate you that you seem to found someone you entrust and like to take over the parts of your job you do not really seem to like.
  • @Olikiscrazy
    That's not a step down, that's a step up. To be able to give up the duties of what you don't enjoy and focus on what you love is what we all aspire to. And to do it responsibly while considering your community around you is very admirable and mature.
  • @KarlRock
    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.
  • @LogarAcc
    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!
  • @r34lj4k3
    This is brilliant Linus. Doing this shows just how skilled and aware you were as CEO.
  • @shempasta
    Congrats on taking LTT to the next level, while making sure you continue to have passion for the things you are and want to be doing.!! It's been great seeing the last 10 years.. can't wait to see the next 10 years!
  • @user-dl6ft1mg1n
    Not selling your soul for 100 mill is exactly why Linus is as big. He loves what he does and he's been the go to for information, it helped me get a career in IT. Looking forward to seeing where the channel goes
  • @harlanmechling
    Your decision not to sell out for $100,000,000 is incredibly inspiring. Thanks for being a pioneer in this space that truly cares about the community.
  • @crown_resident
    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!
  • @awesomeworstgamer
    I am happy for you Linus and for all the team behind you. Your transparency has taught me a ton and I wish you all the best in this new transition. It's refreshing to see that there is still good people out there putting morals ahead of money! All the respect!!