Derek Thompson is a public speaker and staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers economics and culture. His first book is the national bestseller Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction. Hit Makers has been translated into more than a dozen languages and was named the 2018 Book of the Year by the American Marketing Association. 


Thompson is the founder and host of The Atlantic's technology podcast Crazy/Genius. A news analyst with NPR, he appears weekly on the national news show “Here and Now” and is also a paid contributor to CBS News. Derek is the recipient of several honors, including Best Columns and Commentary from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He lives in New York City.


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