Now Hiring: Executive Director for Reese News Lab
Mar 09 2016
We are hiring for a Lecturer/ Director of the Reese News Lab at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism.
I don’t care
Jul 07 2015
When a student says “I think” or “I hope” or “I believe” when they are talking about their product or service, my response is always the same. I don’t care.
The trouble with teams
Jun 15 2015
My job is largely a management job. It’s all about helping people succeed in teams.
Reassurance through a canvas
Jun 10 2015
Doubt reminds students that they cannot rely solely on their own thoughts or ideas–they must work with others, and they must talk to customers.
The value of creating value
May 26 2015
Journalism is valuable and necessary to our communities and society but not everyone finds it personally valuable.
Warming up with a blank wall and a ticking clock
May 19 2015
Starting with nothing is a daunting task for even the most creative people. No matter how many times we start with nothing in the Lab, getting up to speed still makes me uneasy. It seems that so much could go wrong in the first week of working with a new team. New team members don’t […]
You must sell
Oct 24 2014
Why? Because sales cures all ills.
Why you should never say “hope,” “believe” or “think” again
Oct 09 2014
And other wisdom from the Reese News Lab’s “gut check” pitches.
How to build a prototype: Choose just one thing
Sep 25 2014
If your most basic assumption about your product idea is wrong, nothing else matters. So how can you find out if you’re right?
Build better ideas by instructing “Don’t build”
Sep 19 2014
Why we wait to build a new product, even if we think it’s cool.