Anderson spent 7 years at the Economist, where he covered the technology beat. He ran the China bureau for the economist during the era of the Hong Kong handover to China.
In a wide ranging and fascinating conversation, Anderson describes life at the forefront of technology for decades. His insights into why technology is so disruptive have been ahead f the curve for a long time. His vantage point as an author, journalist and a drone manufacturer is unique.
Anderson describes how misunderstanding between difference valuation and organic growth caused many people to fail to appreciate the growth of the internet.
All of the books Anderson references can be found here.
You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras, on iTunes, Soundcloud, Overcast, and Bloomberg. Our earlier podcasts can all be found on iTunes, Soundcloud, Overcast and Bloomberg.
Next week, we speak with Duff McDonald, author of two critically well-regarded books: The Golden Passport about issues with Harvard Business School, and The Firm about the havoc wreaked by McKinsey & Co.
Chris Anderson Books
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson favorite reads
Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities by Kevin Kelly
Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past) by Cixin Liu
Death’s End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past) by Cixin Liu