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Derek ThompsonWriter & EditorThe Atlantic

Derek Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is also a contributor to CBS News and a news analyst for NPR’s national afternoon show, “Here and Now.” He is the recipient of several honors, including the 2016 Best in Business award for Columns and Commentary from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He is the author of the national bestselling book Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction, which has been translated into a dozen languages.