Speak of the devil, great article about how a new employee quit after one day, not because he realized he would never make any money, but because the pace of online blogging was too intense.
Nick Denton faces extraordinary challenges. As I have discussed in previous posts, building a company using editors is extremely hard online due to the high fixed costs. Denton overcomes these by aggressively promoting his blogs, pushing his team extremely hard, and managing the business very closely.
In the big scheme of things, such a rapid departure probably doesn’t say that Denton is a completely terrible person. Cultural non-fits just don’t happen sometimes.