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From the earliest days of the Web, David Weinberger, Ph.D., has been a pioneering thought-leader about the Internet's effect on our lives, our businesses, and most of all on our ideas. He has contributed in a remarkably wide range of fields, from marketing to libraries to politics to journalism, and more. And he has contributed in a remarkably wide range of ways, as the author of books that have made a difference; a writer for journals from Wired, Scientific American, and Harvard Business Review to TV Guide; an acclaimed keynote speaker around the world; a strategic marketing VP and consultant; a teacher; an Internet advisor to presidential campaigns; an early social networking entrepreneur; the co-director of a groundbreaking library innovation lab; a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society; a fellow at the Harvard Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy; a Franklin Fellow at the US State Department; a writer in residence at a Google machine learning research group; and always a passionate advocate for an open Internet. Dr. Weinberger's doctorate is in philosophy from the University of Toronto.

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The Wall Street Journal called him a "marketing guru." He's the co-author of the The Cluetrain Manifesto, the bestseller that cut through the hype and told business what the Web was really about. His next book, Small Pieces Loosely Joined has been published to rave reviews hailing it as the first book to put the Internet in its deepest context. His previous book, Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, which has been called "an instant classic", explains how the new rules for organizing ideas and information are transforming business and culture. His 2012 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 won two international best book of the year awards. His latest book is Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility

He's been a frequent commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and has written for the "Fortune 500" of business and tech journals, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Guardian, and Wired. Journalists from The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, InformationWeek, The Economist, Foreign Policy, the Wall Street Journal, and many more turn to him for insight. He is a columnist for, United Airline's premium in-flight magazine (Rhapsody), Knowledge Management World and has been a columnist for il sole 24 ore,. He writes a well-known weblog, Joho the Blog. He was a philosophy professor for six years, a gag writer for Woody Allen's comic strip for seven years, a humor columnist, a dot-com entrepreneur before most people knew what a home page was, and a strategic marketing consultant to household-name multinationals and the most innovative startups.

He has a Ph.D. in philosophy and is a Senior Researcher at the prestigious Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society. During 2010-2014, he was Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and was a Franklin Fellow at the United States State Department (2010-12). In 2014, Simmons College awarded him an honorary doctorate in humane letters. In the Spring of 2015 he was a fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy. In 2018 he began as a writer in residence at a Google machine learning research group.

He is also one of the most entertaining and acclaimed presenters around.

Dr. David Weinberger turns this remarkable range of experience and knowledge to the most important question facing every business today: How is technology changing the way my employees, partners and customers are putting themselves together, and how is that changing the basics of business, culture, education, politics, government...


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