How to introduce David Weinberger

Rather than reading the stilted self-puffery we would produce, please weave something together in your own words that you think will make your audience comfortable with David's credibility and background.

Here are some facts - little nuggets of stilted self-puffery - that you might find useful:

Senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society

2010-2014, Co-director of Harvard's Library Innovation Lab, and led Harvard Library's Interoperability Initiative.

Spring 2015, fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy. (Part of the Harvard Kennedy School.)

Co-author of the best-seller The Cluetrain Manifesto, which InformationWeek called the most important business book since Tom Peter's In Search of Excellence. The author of the critically-acclaimed Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web. The author of Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder.

Latest book: Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room about how the Net is transforming knowledge and expertise, winner of two international Best Book of the Year awards.

Has been published in a wide variety of journals, including Wired, CNN.com

and Harvard Business Review many times, as well as in Scientific American, The New York Times, Smithsonian, Foreign Policy, Salon, USA Today, the Boston Globe, The Guardian...even TV Guide.

He was a Franklin Fellow at the United States State Department (2009-2011)

Advised three US presidential campaigns on Internet issues.

Has a Ph.D. in philosophy (from the Univ. of Toronto) and taught philosophy in college for 6 years

Called a "marketing guru" by the Wall Street Journal

High tech marketing VP and strategic marketing consultant for twenty years

Wrote gags for Woody Allen's comic strip for seven years. [Note: I wrote for his comic strip, not for his movies.]

Has been a dot-com entrepreneur and serves on the advisory boards of some well-known and some not-yet-known tech companies

Was a frequent commentator on National Public Radio

Early and well-known blogger

Lives in Boston

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