In the Green Room

The BBC, the WSJ … and Facebook

In the Green Room with The Economist’s Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is the U.S. business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist. Before interviewing Mexican tycoon Ricardo Salinas in New York, he sat down in the green room and told us that even though the markets open early, he tends to sleep late.

Q. What websites do you find yourself reading most often?

A. The BBC, the Wall Street Journal, and Facebook.

Q. What word or phrase do you use most frequently?

A. Interesting.

Q. What do you wish you ate more of?

A. Healthy food.

Q. Where do you go to be alone?

A. I bike.

Q. Do you have a recurring dream or nightmare?

A. Scoring the winning goal in the World Cup final.

Q. If you could have one more hour in the day, what would you do with it?

A. Read a novel.

Q. Whom do you admire most?

A. Nelson Mandela-it’s an unimaginative answer, but it’s true nonetheless.

Q. What’s your favorite season and why?

A. Summer-I like warmth, and being outdoors.

Q. How do you order two eggs any style?

A. Poached.

Q. Where would you like to visit next?

A. Argentina.

Q. Who taught you how to ride a bicycle?

A. My dad.

Q. What time do you wake up in the morning?

A. Usually late.

*Photo by Don Pollard.