Fellow blogger Ed Harrison was so kind as to feature this interview on his site, and since some NC readers may not have seen it there, I realized I was remiss in not posting it myself (and reflects my generally backward priorities, of not giving enough emphasis to marketing).
While I have only a small sample of UK media (an interview on the Telegraph, a BBC Four radio interview, a CNBC session, where I was on for a full hour while the hostess and guest host ran the show and slotted me in at various points, a nice contrast to the usual experience of being on air for two to four minutes and sent on my way) there do seem to be some interesting cultural differences:
1. They put less makeup on over here
2. The interviewers often try to chat with the guest beforehand, which does make the on air experience more pleasant. The assumption may be in the US that TV guests are pros and don’t need to be warmed up first
3. A stunning number of the interviewers and journalists I have met have actually read the book in its entirety, or close to it. I wonder what this means: more respect/time for books here (as in people less plugged into the internet, hence more time for traditional media) or simply on average more literate people in the media
4. I may have a proportionately bigger readership in the financial community here, which if true could be due to being pointed to regularly by FT Alphaville.