NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There's no doubt I have the greatest job in the world. It's impossible -- and ungrateful -- to complain about anything I do. That said, I like some parts of the gig better than others.
Truth be told, I don't get as much out of, say, the Netflix (NFLX) story, as I used to. Bullish and as prophetic as anybody on the stock, it's cartoonish to continue policing the inanity of the underlying business. I don't want the stress and shame of being part of the cartoon. I'll leave that to Reed Hastings and his choir of press release writers in the media.
I feel better about myself, the material I deliver to readers and the contribution I make to larger conversations when I'm covering subject matter not shrouded in smoke and mirrors. So that's how I intend to proceed.
There's no better way to start (and continue) in 2014 than with Pandora
(P - Get Report). Once treated like a cartoon by an unwitting financial media, it's a company that now commands, relatively speaking, a considerable level of respect. I like to think my work, as well as the work of Wall Street analysts such as Richard Tullo at Albert Fried and a handful of fellow media members, played a small role in the creation of this new level of understanding.
While I can't speak for others, I don't consider it my job to make you like Pandora or believe in the company and its personalization and discovery platforms as much as I do. Rather, I'm here to do the work. To get as deep behind the scenes as I can. To build the relationships. And, from there, relay information others fail to provide so you can draw your own conclusions.
Here's a preview of what lies ahead in this exclusive series on Pandora, followed by some context and the first couple video installments on Page Two.