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Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief for The Economist. Philanthrocapitalism, his 2008 book (with Michael Green) on the business of philanthropy was described as "terrific"[…]

Matthew Bishop stays up at night covering late-breaking stories for work.

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