Arianna Huffington at TheGrill: Focusing on the Short Term Is 'Destroying Our Country'

Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:00am EDT

Arianna Huffington, the president and editor in chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, shared her thoughts on a variety of subjects at TheGrill conference Tuesday.

Among the topics on her mind? The need to build a company based on solid business sense instead of keeping one eye on Wall Street.

"Stock-price valuation is based on very short-term, by definition. We are destroying our economy by overemphasizing short-term valuation at the expense of building a real business," Huffington opined. At her own venture, she asserted, "[w]e are building a real business. We are building the media business for the 21st century, and that's what I'm focusing on."

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