10 things you need to know from the 'New York Times Magazine' profile of Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal
3. Before his career in journalisn, Weisenthal, a University of Texas grad, came to New York wanting to be a playright. After the New York International Fringe Festival rejected his satire of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, he decided to become a Wall Street analyst instead, before heeding the siren call of blogging.
In a city of business-model critics, mini-mogul Glenn Beck incites acts of old-fashioned media criticism
Beck was by far the most high-profile speaker on the agenda of the two-day event, and for some fans and foes alike his presence brought a jolt of excitement to a lineup that largely consisted of various co-founders and chief revenue officers and digital strategy directors whose names are little known outside the spheres of influence they inhabit.(3)