Yoav Gonen on Adapting When Things Go Differently Than Planned

In Chapter 16 of 19 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, New York City reporter Yoav Gonen answers "How Have You Learned to Adapt When Things Have Not Worked Out as Planned?" Gonen shares how having a Plan B backup plan in place is very useful writing newspaper stories. In his education beat reporter job role, storylines shift and given deadline nature of work, Gonen uses a backup plan to make sure he has something for his editors even if the main story does not work out. Personally, Gonen shares how having a backup plan in place has been a bit more difficult, from not having an apartment purchase work out on time to having a prolonged recovery from an injury. He works on focusing efforts on things more in his control to manage life uncertainties. Yoav Gonen is a reporter and City Hall Bureau Chief for the New York Post daily newspaper. Previously he spent nearly six years covering the education beat for the New York Post. Gonen earned a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Journalism from New York University.