Uncovering the Keys to Successful Interviews with Powerful Figures: Insights from Lex Friedman
- Lex Friedman believes that interviewing powerful figures such as Vladimir Putin should involve more than just hard-hitting questions
- Journalists should also demonstrate empathy and knowledge of the perspective of the people that person represents
- Preparation is key to successful interviewing, including doing research and having a sense of the person being interviewed
- Outworking others is key to success, as what may seem like “the tip of the iceberg” is actually a result of all the work done behind the scenes.