Happy Birthday! theSkimm Turns Six

“As leaders, we’ve alternated between being in the weeds and hovering at 40K feet. Spoiler: Neither has worked. A big lesson for the two of us was learning to acknowledge the stage we’re at as a company, and where we made mistakes in prioritizing our team.

“You can have the best ideas in the world but you have to have the best team to actually realize them. And we do. But part of making sure we set our team up for success involved learning how to communicate with them more effectively.”

theSkimm‘s Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, reflecting on lessons they’ve learned as entrepreneurs