A few weeks ago, Jim VanderHei in the Axios Finish Line newsletter published an article about Liz Jarvis-Shean, an exec at Door Dash and her leadership principles. While I don’t necessarily think Door Dash is a great role model of a company, I like the idea of pushing yourself to get just 1 percent better.... Continue Reading →
Q1 2022 — Publishing Insights and Updates Newsletter
Can it be March already? Publishing has been as busy as ever as teams compressed print schedules and have had to live with shipping delays and paper shortages. Authors have been busy, too and it seems like Q1 has created high turnover as turnover as exhausted editors rethink their jobs. I had a banner year... Continue Reading →
2020: The Longest Year In Review
It was the longest year ... 2020 feels like it just finished, so here's what I learned during the year of the quarantine.
The Four Times I’ve Seen Notre Dame* or How Tragedy Can Create Community
*with apologies to Dave Chappelle On April 15, we watched Notre Dame of Paris burn. As the flames spread, we all prayed the structural integrity of the building would hold and contemplated the very possible loss of the finest example of Gothic architecture in existence. We watched as the spire crumbled and cried. And then... Continue Reading →
Owning Your Own Social Media
Maybe it was just January's resolution season, but it seems like I heard a lot of "I'm quitting Facebook" or "I'm done with Twitter" in the past month. When I asked why, people had some good reasons, FaceBook's privacy and data collection issues among them. But other I found less credible: "I am just so tired of seeing all of the political stuff" or "The people I want to hear from least are the ones I see most." And my favorite "I like it seeing posts from my friends, but whenever I look at my feed, it's all just so nasty and negative."