Welcome to my week
- "My office is wherever I am. I'm a one-man show. I'm my own tech support, admin, everything." (Add to that a dad and a teacher at Berkeley - so evenings and weekends are usually out for meetings.)
- The Economist is "officially a newspaper" so "I try to react to news."
- "My weekly rhythm is determined by the London time zone," which means he wakes up a day behind and his deadlines come a day sooner. It's "kind of a nightmare."
- Monday morning PST, the day in London is already over, edit decisions are already made, and he has until "literally Tuesday night" to file. This means he's often writing a week ahead.
- Tight deadlines mean anything he's shown in advance -- something to happen on Wednesday or Thursday -- is automatically put off until the following week. "If you wait till Wednesday or Thursday, I cannot really react."
- The average workday puts about "300 e-mails, not counting the Viagra spam," into his inbox. "Of those, there are probably ten unbelievably important ones." The others are PR e-mails.