Jacob Lewis spent much of his early career in publishing – at the helm of the New Yorker and Conde Nast – during one of the most transitional times in the industry’s history. It was a vantage point that revealed a bird’s eye view of evolving processes and the eccentricities of staff – and ultimately the folly in flailing and dying publishing behemoths. It’s an experience that inspired him to do an about-face and embark on a company on his own – to pursue a path in tech. Over whisky (AND beer) at Fool’s Gold, he explains the challenges of establishing that first company, Figment.com, the lessons he’s learned along the way, and how he’s applying them to his latest endeavor – restaurant rating platform, Renzell.
What You’ll Learn:
– A story of amazing career growth – from working in the mail room to executive levels.
– Behind-the-scenes insights about the challenges of evolving with tech in the publishing world.
– The importance of nuance of the service industry in reviews.