Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, curator of the Exponential View newsletter, in deep conversation with the world's leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.



Understanding the Enduring Consequences of Covid-19

Azeem Azhar speaks with Yale Professor of Social and Natural Science, Internal Medicine & Biomedical Engineering, Nicholas Christakis, whose latest book “Apollo’s Arrow,” lays out the three phases of the world’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Christakis argues that each phase will be fraught with risk and will leave an enduring impact on our society, economy, and politics.

They also discuss:

  • How a successful vaccine will influence global geopolitics as a soft power.
  • How to deal with the pandemic on individual and community levels.
  • How the “Swiss Cheese model” of accident causation can help policymakers build resilient prevention and response systems.

Further resources:

  • “Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live” (Christakis, 2020)
  • “Building Better Cities After Covid-19” (Exponential View podcast, 2020)
  • “Navigating Covid-19 as a Digital Republic” (Exponential View podcast, 2020)
  • “A Swiss Cheese Approach to Pandemic Safety” (The Verge, 2020)


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