In this episode of the Millionaire Mindcast, we have a stunning guest, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin who shares amazing insights and perspective on forecasting business, traits of a good leader, media literacy, social censorship, tips for a successful business and entrepreneurship, curating content, and how to fact check things and classify fake news!
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin is a well-known writer, editor, senior writer at Inc. where she covers innovation, small business, and entrepreneurship, and has won National Magazine Awards for General Excellence and several Eppys. She is also a reporter whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and The Village Voice, among other publications.
She hosts the What I Know podcast, which talks about the big lessons that entrepreneurs have learned from their hardest times. Prior to joining Inc., she was a writer and producer for CBS News. She began her career interning for The Village Voice’s legendary investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. Her book about Reddit and Internet culture, We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory, was published by Hachette Books.
Christine describes the craziness of the internet, the dark trenches, and the bright spots. He also explains the significance of thinking ahead on whatever things you’re currently doing to prepare for the future. She added the importance of having a high tolerance, flexible thinking, and mental agility on risks and failures whenever starting a business. But, never forget the accountability of whatever action you’re taking.
Moreover, according to her, in order to thrive and succeed in your business, humility and listening to your employees are key. This is the ability to open up difficult discussions before it is truly difficult, and planning how to act, and elaborate on their comfort level. These are the things that make the best teams, organizations, and business cultures!
Some Questions I Ask:
- In starting on the freeway of media and reporting, how have you kind of narrowed down, and what has your journey looked like that you find yourself into today? (01:09)
- When you’re writing about your book, did you see this potential forecast onto the horizon, or was it kinda fulfilled itself? (06:42)
- What are some of the trends, common characteristics, threads, and teams that you saw in those either leaders, or cultures, or organizations as a whole? (09:15)
- Who some of your favorite business leaders are and why? (14:42)
- What are your thoughts in terms of the arena that you’re playing on a daily basis and how you hear people talking about reporters, journalism, and media? (18:53)
- What are you feeling right now in your own industry that you appreciate and you feel like maybe has a bad rap? What are some of the things that you’re concerned about that you think could have a negative impact on how it influences people and business moving forward? (23:32)
- What opportunities are you seeing right now in the business community that you’re excited about to engage with or follow along with? (27:47)
- Why is entrepreneurship now more than ever? (30:40)
- Do you think the entrepreneurial landscape is bright for the masses or for a select field? (34:03)
- What should people be aware of in terms of curating content and how they’re engaging in conversations to be productive and constructive? (39:26)
- What is your process on how you fact check things and classify fake news? How can people be a little bit more critically thinking about what they’re allowing to influence them? (42:32)
- If you were to leave the business entrepreneur, the leader with a call to action in terms of how they navigate the message and the mission that they’re on, what would you say to that individual as they move forward? (46:16)
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- “We Are the Nerds” – what is this book all about (05:50)
- Signs that your business is successful (11:56)
- What is Media Literacy and its importance (26:10)
- “You always think at the moment that you’re seeing the craziest version of whatever the thing is.”
- “You think you’re seeing the endpoint, not the start point.”
- “If we can last, we’re going to be booming.”
Connect with Christine Lagorio-Chafkin on:
What I Know Podcast
We Are the Nerds book by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin
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