What Keeps Matthew Bishop Up At Night?

Matthew Bishop stays up at night covering late-breaking stories for work.
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Question: What keeps you up at night?

Matthew Bishop: I honestly – what keeps me up at night is probably the two or three nights a week when I am finding I have to write very late. I kind of have this essay crisis approach to my journalism that I – we have a deadline once a week at the Economist and that pieces have to be filed on a, to be ready for London on a Wednesday mornisng. So I am often still writing at 4:00 in the morning and that’s a weekly cycle. It probably means the rest of the week I’m so tired that nothing can keep me up at night.

Recorded on:  September 24, 2009