Niall Ferguson Knows Networks

Feb 28, 2018

The "fake news" avalanche of our time may have surprised a lot of people.  But not the people who understand networks and how they work. 

Niall Ferguson is both historian and journalist, and he thinks the people who build networks--particularly today's social media networks--could stand to understand history a little better. 

Ferguson gives the lesson himself in his latest book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.  He points out how networks have repeatedly posed challenges to established hierarchies throughout history. 

Niall Ferguson visits with a short primer.