Working Between Your Comfort Zone and Your Panic Zone

Chris Altchek on Hack The Entrepreneur Jun 22nd 2015


My guest for today wasn’t always an entrepreneur, in fact, my guest attended Harvard and worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, 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… Chris Altchek.

In this 30-minute episode 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

The Show Notes

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