About Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an author, broadcaster, speaker and entrepreneur and one of the world's best-known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution. He is the executive director of the Silicon Valley salon FutureCast, a columnist for GQ magazine and the author of four acclaimed and prescient books: How to Fix the Future, The Internet Is Not the Answer, Digital Vertigo and The Cult of the Amateur. He lives in Berkeley. Interviewees: Shoshana Zuboff is the author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, which was named one of the best books of 2019 by Barack Obama and called "This generation's Das Kapital" by Zadie Smith. She is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor emerita at Harvard Business School and a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She was one of the first tenured women at HBS and the youngest professor to receive an endowed chair. She has been a columnist for Fast Company and BusinessWeek.com, and strategy+business magazine named Zuboff one of the 11 most original business thinkers in the world. She lives in Maine. John Borthwick, founder and CEO of betaworks, has been a leader and early-stage investor in New York technology for over two decades. Companies built by betaworks include Giphy, Dots, bitly, and Chartbeat. Previously, he was SVP of Alliances and Technology Strategy for Time Warner Inc.; CEO of Fotolog, one of the first social photo sharing sites; and head of AOL's product development studio after they acquired his first company, WP Studio, one of Silicon Alley's first content studios. He lives in New York City. Maria Ressa is a Filipino journalist and author, best known for co-founding Filipino news site Rappler as its CEO. She previously spent nearly two decades working as a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN. She was included in Time's Person of the Year 2018 as one of a collection of journalists from around the world combating fake news. In May 2019, Ressa won the Columbia Journalism Award from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and in June 2019 she received the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Tribute honor, which recognizes a journalist who has made an impact on the international stage.[43] She is one of the 25 leading figures on the Information and Democracy Commission launched by Reporters Without Borders. Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times. She is also CNN's global economic analyst. Her book Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016. Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar spent 6 years at TIME and 13 years at Newsweek.. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund's Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She lives in Brooklyn. David Kirkpatrick is the author of The Facebook Effect, former Senior Editor of Internet and Technology at Fortune, and the founder and CEO of Techonomy Media, Inc., a tech-focused conference company. He lives in New York City. Douglas Rushkoff is the author of 20 books, including Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, where he founded the Laboratory for Digital Humanism. He is a columnist for Medium, technology and media commentator for CNN, and a research fellow at the Institute for the Future. He regularly appears on TV shows from NBC Nightly News and Larry King to the Colbert Report and Bill Maher. He lives in Brooklyn. Eli Pariser is the author of The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. He became executive director of MoveOn.org in 2004, and is the cofounder of Upworthy and Avaaz. He lives in Brooklyn. Kenneth Cukier is coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Big Data, a journalist at The Economist (and host of its weekly tech podcast), and a regular keynote speaker. He lives in London. Peter Sunde is a Swedish entrepreneur and politician who is best known for being a co-founder and ex-spokesperson of The Pirate Bay, a BitTorrent search engine. Peter Pomerantsev is a Soviet-born British journalist, author and TV producer. He is the author of Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia. His writing has been published in the Financial Times, NewYorker.com, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Daily Beast, Newsweek, and Atlantic Monthly. Ece Temelkuran is one of Turkey's best-known novelists and political commentators. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, New York Times, New Statesman, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and Der Spiegel. She won the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book award for her novel Women Who Blow on Knots, and the Ambassador of New Europe Award. She currently lives in Zagreb, Croatia. Catherine Fieschi is director of the Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary University London and author of Populocracy. Ian Bremmer is an American political scientist political scientist, the president and founder of Eurasia Group, and the founder of GZERO Media, where he hosts the television show GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer. He is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times bestseller Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism, he serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for Time magazine, and he teaches at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He lives in New York City and Washington, D.C.Martin Wolf is the associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times. His books include The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--from the Financial Crisis. He lives in London. Richard Stengel was Time magazine's managing editor from 2006 to 2013, he was chief executive of the National Constitution Center from 2004 to 2006, and he served as President Obama's Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from 2014 to 2016. His books include a collaboration with Nelson Mandela on Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.Stengel is an on-air analyst at MSNBC, a strategic advisor at Snap Inc., and a Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Carl Benedikt Frey is a Swedish-German economist and economic historian, and a Fellow at Oxford University. Toomas Ilves served as president of Estonia from 2006 until 2016. Scott Galloway is a professor of marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business, and a public speaker, author, and entrepreneur. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.

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