5 thoughts on “There are 2 types of interviews…”

  1. In terms of interviews, I think the biggest mistake we as reporters make is asking “hard questions”. It may look good to aggressively challenge a VC onstage and it does much for the reporter’s ego but the subject just freezes up and so real answers never emerge. Just a thought I had when I read this.

    1. Very well said. I think sometimes letting people talk is more important that just jumping and doing the Fox news/CNN news style faux-hard questioning. in my experience, people normally tie themselves in knots as they speak for longer. 🙂

  2. Though you do both well, your insight targets are superb.

    Presuming the subject has insight to offer. 🙂

  3. I agree with @lyramck I’m not much of a reporter but I’ve seen that happen to interviewees first-hand. Also @Om I think it’d be nice if reporters did more of the insight-type interviews so we could really get into their brains rather than the common info-grabbing types like which platform are you expanding to next, earnings etc.

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