Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired; discusses his third book, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. He focuses on the resurgence of American manufacturing and the revolution in 3D printing.
Chris Anderson has served as editor in chief of WIRED since 2001. Under his leadership, the magazine has garnered nine National Magazine Awards and 19 additional nominations and has won the prestigious top prize for General Excellence three times. In 2010, AdWeek named WIRED the Magazine of the Decade. Anderson is the author of two New York Times best sellers, The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price, both of which are based on influential articles published in WIRED. He is also a cofounder of 3D Robotics, an open source robotics company. Before joining WIRED, he was a business and technology editor at The Economist. He began his media career at the two premier science journals, Nature and Science. In 2007, Anderson was named to the Time 100, the news magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.
Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the popular blog Startup Lessons Learned. His book The Lean Startup, published last fall, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller. Ries has himself started three companies, including the 3D social network IMVU, where he served as chief technical officer. He is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School and has advised startups, large companies, and venture capital firms on business and product strategy.