Moises Naim is an all around big thinker, author, commentator, longtime editor of Foreign Policy magazine, former World Bank Executive and a former cabinet minister in Venezuela.
His family fled Libya in the 1950s and settled in Venezuela, where Naim struggled in high school but excelled in university. We discuss his family history, his path from Caracas to MIT then back again, and about the big books, individuals and experiences that shaped his worldview from a young age.
HIs most recent book is called the End of Power, and in January this year Mark Zuckerberg picked it as the inaugural book of his book club, inviting his 30 million Facebook fans to discuss it.
This is a great conversation with a versatile thinker. Enjoy!