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G. Carr

Lucid and provocative speaker on business and technology.


Nicholas G. Carr is the author of the 2008 book 'The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google' a Wall Street Journal bestseller which is "widely considered to be the most influential book so far on the cloud computing movement," according the Christian Science Monitor. His earlier book, 'Does IT Matter?' published in 2004, set off a worldwide debate about the role of computers in business. The book "lays out the simple truths of the economics of information technology in a lucid way, with cogent examples and clear analysis," said the New York Times. He is working on a new book, 'The Shallows' which will examine the intellectual and social consequences of the Internet. Nick's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Previous experience

Author: Nick wrote the much-discussed article 'Is Google Making Us Stupid?" which appeared as the cover story of the Atlantic Monthly's Ideas issue in the summer of 2008. He has also written for the New York Times, Wired, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Strategy & Business, Advertising Age, and many other periodicals. He has written a personal blog, 'Rough Type', since 2005. In 2008, he was named to the Encyclopaedia Britannica's editorial board of advisors.

Executive: Earlier in his career, Nick was executive editor of the Harvard Business Review and a principal at Mercer Management Consulting.

Speaker: Nicholas Carr has been a speaker at MIT, Harvard, Wharton, the Kennedy School of Government, NASA, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as well as at many industry, corporate, and professional events throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in English literature from Harvard University.



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