Chris Anderson

  • Editor-in-Chief, Wired magazine

As editor in chief, Chris Anderson has led Wired magazine to six National Magazine Award nominations, winning awards for General Excellence in 2005 and 2007. In April 2007, he was named to the Time 100—Time magazine’s list of the 100 men and... More

As editor in chief, Chris Anderson has led Wired magazine to six National Magazine Award nominations, winning awards for General Excellence in 2005 and 2007. In April 2007, he was named to the Time 100—Time magazine’s list of the 100 men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world An internationally known speaker and widely read blogger, Chris is the author of The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, and blogs regularly about the subject at thelongtail.com. His upcoming book, Free explores the socio-economic implications of companies that give away products and services for free. In the 20th century, free was a marketing trick, but in the 21st century, Chris proposes free is becoming a new economic model. Chris is also the father of five who finds time to regularly nurture his passion of DIY drones and who blogs at geekdad.com. He is an officer of the Young Presidents’ Association and a regular speaker and participant at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Chris Anderson's Presentations

PopTech 2008 October 2008

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The Google economy: Chris Anderson explores the scarcities of time, money, happiness, attention, and reputation.

The Google economy: Chris Anderson explores the scarcities of time, money, happiness, attention, and reputation.

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Poptech 2006 October 2006

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What happens when material things become free? Long Tail author and Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson examines new models of wealth distribution and claims we’re moving from economies of scarcity to an age of abundance.

What happens when material things become free? Long Tail author and Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson examines new models of wealth distribution and claims we’re moving from economies of scarcity to an age of abundance.

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TED2004 February 2004

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Technology's Long Tail: Chris Anderson, the editor of WIRED, explores the four key stages of any viable technology: setting the right price, gaining market share, displacing an established technology and, finally, becoming ubiquitous.

Technology's Long Tail: Chris Anderson, the editor of WIRED, explores the four key stages of any viable technology: setting the right price, gaining market share, displacing an established technology and, finally, becoming ubiquitous.

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TED8 February 1998