Azeem Azhar

Technologist and author focusing on the impact of accelerating technologies. 


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2022. 


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


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


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.


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.



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.


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“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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