New Fortune ME says he's not a big 'vision' guy
MediaBistro covered a Fortune event called “The Fortune 25: The Men and Women Who Shaped the Business World in 2006″ and got to talk to new managing editor Andy Serwer, who explained some of his management and journalism philosophy.
MediaBistro wrote, “When asked about future plans for Fortune, Serwer cheerfully told us, ‘I’m not a big ‘vision’ guy — I’m just about going out there and kicking some ass and doing some great stories.’ Anything in particular he’d be focusing on to build his Fortune? ‘I’m not going to overthink it,’ he said. ‘Too often in our business, people overthink things. They spend all this time staring at their damn navels.’ So he’s more spontaneous than that? ‘Yeah,’ asserted Serwer. ‘It’s about finding what’s cool. This [gesturing at Watson’s portraits on the walls] is cool. I want to do more stuff like this.’
Eric Pooley, the managing editor that was booted upstairs by Time Inc., was not present at the event.
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