Two GeekWire weeks, three startup lessons
Over at GeekWire, I tackle an atypical subject: GeekWire itself.
For two weeks over a one month period, I had an inside view of GeekWire in particular, and digital journalism in general. I filled in for each of the co-founders as they went on vacation. I didn’t do the longer enterprise pieces or edit guest posts, but I did write a lot of brief stores (plus two of my longer columns) and covered in the newsroom while the others were in the field.
It was something of a George Plimpton-esque experience (for those who recall Paper Lion and many of Plimpton’s other adventures, years ago).
Plus, it taught me a lot. Not just about digital journalism. About startups and entrepreneurship in general. And about how what one has done in the past can be reconfigured to be applicable in just about any situation, if one can clearly understand and separate the skill strands of one’s career.
I mean, who knew Tetris would be an appropriate metaphor for work at a tech news site?
Read, “Two GeekWire weeks, three entrepreneurial lessons,” over at GeekWire.