Nov 29, 2021
In this episode of the
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
National Magazine Awards
for General Excellence and several
Eppys. She is also a reporter whose work has appeared
in The New York
Voice, among other
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
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
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
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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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
- Signs that your business is successful
- What is Media Literacy and its importance
- “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
- “If we can last, we’re going to be
with Christine Lagorio-Chafkin on:
What I Know
We Are the Nerds
book by Christine
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