Chris Anderson on Infectious Generosity

The Michael Shermer Show | 23 January 2024 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Chris Anderson about his book Infectious Generosity: The Ultimate Idea Worth Spreading. Discusses what makes things infectious, generosity, the role of genes, environment and luck in his life, what makes TED Talks successful, power laws and giving, charging versus giving away, altruism, being good without God, billionaires, how average people can participate, public versus private solutions to social problems, and donor fatigue.

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Chris Anderson and The Long Tail

EconTalk | 7 August 2006 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Anderson about his book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More. Topics include internet distribution and production, how the Sears catalogue of the 1890s was the predecessor to Amazon books in the 1990s, the economics of choice and the role of filters, and the challenges of wrapping our minds around emergent phenomena.

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