What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Here’s a kind of funny one, because I can’t think of the best career advice. Earl McGrath was a friend of [Atlantic cofounder] Ahmet Ertegun‘s, and he was a little bit of an art dealer. He would say things like, “Why are you buying a new couch when you could buy a painting? That couch is fine.” His apartment was kinda like that — it had these incredible contemporary paintings everywhere and hardly any furniture.
So, not that I’ve bought extremely expensive art, but I have always bought art, and I’m sitting in my kitchen and there are four great paintings in here. So maybe the best advice I’ve gotten is, “Buy art.”