Reflecting on Jonah Lehrer and Fareed Zakaria
I once lost a job I dearly wanted because I had misspelled the name of the publisher of the publication I was about to go to work for. Not very smart, but I learned a brutal lesson that has stayed with me. Nobody ever did that for Mr. Lehrer, even after repeated questions were raised about his work.
In the current era of high unemployment, and shotgunning of resumes, lots of candidates aren't even mentioning "the name of the publisher of the publication I was about to go to work for", much less misspelling it.
Carr also noted: Then again, the Web’s ferocious appetite for content — you are only as visible as your last post, as Clay Shirky recently said to me — probably had something to do with why Mr. Lehrer tried to feed the beast with retreads and half-baked work.
Fareed Zakaria does not have to worry about last posts, or resumes, because TIME and CNN took him back. He did remove himself from his Yale position.