I spent the first decade of my working life as a journalist, most of that with The Wall Street Journal. As an editor responsible for keeping WSJ.com updated with the best and most relevant content, I kept tabs on all the news I possibly could. That meant frequent contact with our bureaus around the world, a few computer monitors, a full Tweetdeck, a bank of TVs set to the major news networks or sometimes cartoons, daily news meetings, our own site’s live metrics…
It dawned on me the other night. One thing I really love about my new job at CB Insights is that I get to deep dive in one subject area: private company data.
It’s a big change from constantly jumping from central bank meetings to elections and everything in between, not to mention launching new websites and running a team.