Chris Altchek of Mic wasn’t always an entrepreneur.
He attended Harvard and worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, did policy work for the National Economic Council at the White House, and political organizing for the Service Employees International Union.
But then he gave it all up to become an entrepreneur.He is the CEO and co-founder of Mic, a leading news, and media company for young people. Each month, more than 20 million readers rely on Mic’s unique sensibility to stay informed and make sense of the world.
My guest was also named to the 2014 Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list.
Now, let’s hack…
In this 30-minute interview Chris Altchek and I discuss:
- The importance of picking something you are passionate about
- Why Mic needs to provide depth, not headlines to its readers
- Lessons Chris didn’t learn fast enough as CEO
- Setting priorities: Is this important or urgent?
- The true value of having amazing advisors