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Thursday, October 1, 2015
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Andrew Ross Sorkin knows power. After two decades at the New York Times, four years as co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box, the founding of DealBook, and one best-selling book—not to mention a Breaking Bad shoutout—Sorkin’s had a up-front look at major business mergers, power players, financial downfalls, and meteoric rises. After years of reporting on industry authorities, Sorkin became one himself. The past decade yielded a slew of awards and accolades for the reporter, including a spot atop Vanity Fair’s Next Establishment list and the honor of being named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Here, Sorkin reveals his favorite things—Duane Reade included.


What’s your earliest New York City memory?


Learning to ride a bicycle without training wheels in the parking lot of Tavern on the Green. Age 5.


What’s the last article you read? What about the last book you read?


That’s an unfair question! I write for the New York Times so I read virtually every article! As for a book, The Great Crash, 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith.


What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?


“Remember the three t’s: things take time.” I’m impatient, so that was invaluable for me.


Of what achievement are you most proud?


I’d say juggling lots of stuff professionally and managing to stay present with my family.


Who’s your favorite dinner companion?


My wife. Is there another answer?


Favorite journalism cliché? Least favorite?


Favorite: “Get me rewrite!” Least favorite: “If it bleeds, it leads.”


What are some of your favorite New York discoveries?


The best place to write, or just daydream is the Rose Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue. Best cookies are Levain’s oatmeal-raisin, and the best breakfast can be found at Norma’s. For anniversaries and birthday dinners, the best is Babbo or Marea, and the greatest ping-pong hideout is SPiN.


What do you miss most when you’re away from New York?


Duane Reade.


Who is the most influential New Yorker you know?

Mike Bloomberg.


What do you want to be when you grow up?


I really hope I never do. Φ


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