Azeem Azhar

Technologist and author focusing on the impact of accelerating technologies. 

RADAR THINKER

Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2022. 

FAST FACT

Host of the popular Exponential View podcast, distributed by Harvard Business Review.

FAST FACT

Number 1 Person to follow in UK Tech in 2015 by Business Insider.

Ideas

Azeem argues that we are moving into the Exponential Age, a period where accelerating technologies will refashion our political economies. As these changes occur, our economic, political and cultural institutions will need to adapt – but will struggle to do so. The result is the ‘exponential gap’, a chasm that must be closed for inclusive and equitable progress.

Bio

Azeem is the creator of Exponential View, a newsletter on the intersection of technology, business and society, and an active investor. Previously he founded a number of technology startups. Azeem began his career as a journalist and has an MA in PPE from Oxford University.

 

Content

Exponential: How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It (2021); ‘The World is Spiky not Flat’ (Strategy & Business); Exponential View newsletter; Exponential View podcast.

 
NATIONALITY: British 

Media picks

Verdict

“A powerful argument … his prescient ideas are only going to become more important as time goes on.” 

Hannah Fry, BBC Radio 4 presenter, on Exponential

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