Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wisdom From Planet Money’s Adam Davidson

At an appearance at USC in March, the Planet Money host offered these three nuggets of wisdom:

On journalism: “Some of those stories are going to be sensible. Some of are going to be callously ridiculous. But they all share something in common — they’re wrong. There’s no set data of that explains one topic perfectly. It turns out to be a very optimistic fact for your lives.”

“The story I was going to live in was already written. You’re going to have to use critical thinking skills to see how the industries you’re interested in are changing and how your story has to change.”

“You will be judged more and more on what actual skills you have. The single most important skill is the ability to acquire new skills, which is rooted in curiosity and analytical training.”