The NBC Show’s Three Executives Are Fired

He sold top business minds on a TV show that promised to save the world – and make them famous. They handed over thousands. Then reality set in.

The first to go was John Brockman, the show’s inventor, who had been tasked with turning down $4M to buy a failing company.

His deal was never presented in front of TV’s national news, but it was known to executives at the network, who refused to pay the agreed $750,000 payment. The deal fell through.

The second to go was business guru Tim Ferris, who was paid $1.5M to tell viewers that getting rich was easy.

The third to go was the network manager, who had been on the payroll for just 20 days before going on a tirade, arguing with execs and threatening to shut down, according to two people familiar with the situation.

He was soon fired in a shakeup of the show’s staff, but not before he had been confronted by a producer who threatened to sue, according to people familiar with the exchange. The producer also warned Brockman that he was a “dead man walking.”

Ferris and another business visionary, Joe Nocera, were offered $1.5M each to return $10M that had been promised to them by the network. The pair didn’t return the money, and they were fired.

The TV show’s third executive, Adam Mossler, was fired as well, but only for the second time this year.

The New York Times’s Nick Bilton reported earlier this month that Mossler was accused of leaking details of the show to rivals. The network denied any wrongdoing or leaks.

“Adam is still a big fan of NBC and we are looking forward to working with him on his new venture in comedy,” a spokesperson told the Times.

The network’s general counsel, Carolyn Fair, defended the executives.

“It is disappointing that these executives have been let go, especially given the potential upside for all of the hard work they did,” she told the Times. “Ultimately, we are happy that we have hired the best talent and executives, and it is the best job in the world.”

A spokesperson for NBC Universal refused to discuss the claims about N

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