Dec 16, 2021
My guest today is Jon from Asianometry (@asianometry), creator of the hugely popular Asianometry YouTube channel where he posts video essays on business, economics, and history within Asia.
In this conversation, we cover his process for creating YouTube videos, some lessons learned along the way, and his plans for the future.
For anyone interested in the YouTube landscape and Jon’s topics, this one is a must-listen.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Jon from Asianometry.
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep24
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Jon’s process of making a video
[00:05:43] - The origin of Asianometry
[00:14:29] - Videos that performed differently to expectations?
[00:17:37] - What videos are the hardest to make?
[00:19:02] - What's been Jon’s favourite video to make?
[00:25:22] - Advice for YouTube creators?
[00:26:31] - How much of the process can be outsourced
[00:28:08] - Plans for the future?
[00:29:42] - Life in Taiwan
[00:32:35] - Underrated skill or experience?
[00:34:18] - Influential books?
Connect with Asianometry:
Asianometry’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Asianometry/featured
Follow Asianometry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/asianometry
Asianometry Newsletter: https://asianometry.substack.com/
Asianometry Podcast: https://anchor.fm/asianometry
Postwar by Tony Judt: https://www.amazon.com/Postwar-History-Europe-Since-1945/dp/0143037757
Master of the Senate by Robert Caro: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Senate-Robert-Caro/dp/0394720954
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom by Stephen Platt: https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Heavenly-Kingdom-China-Taiping/dp/0307472213
Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum: https://www.amazon.com/Iron-Curtain-Crushing-Eastern-1944-1956/dp/140009593X
How Asia Works by Joe Studwell: https://www.amazon.com.au/How-Asia-Works-Success-Failure/dp/0802121322
Mentioned Asianometry Videos:
What Eating the Rich Did For Japan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_-Ac68FKG4
How Carl Zeiss Crafts Optics for a $150 Million EUV Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V__HbVlnICc
Australia's Water Project Failure: An Economic Breakdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjtj38rc2DI
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