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Nicholas Carr

Former Executive Editor of the Harvard Business Review

A former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Nicholas Carr is an acclaimed business writer and speaker on technology, business, and culture. In addition to writing more than a dozen articles and interviews for HBR, he is also the author of the much-discussed Is Google Making Us Stupid?, the cover article in The Atlantic's 2008 Ideas issue. He writes regularly for the Financial Times and The Guardian, and his articles have also appeared in the New York Times, Wired, Business 2.0, The Banker, and Advertising Age as well as on his blog Rough Type.

"His argument is simple, powerful and yet also subtle" The Economist

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In detail

He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from Harvard University. He was a principal at Mercer Management Consulting. He has also appeared as a business commentator on CNN, CNBC, CNBC-Asia and Tech TV. He is a member of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's editorial board of advisors. He writes a column on innovation for Strategy & Business, where he's a contributing editor, and writes a technology column for Business Week Online.

What he offers you

In his presentations Nicholas offers great insight as he examines the evolution of information technology in business and shows how it follows a pattern strikingly similar to that of earlier technologies like rail transport and the electricity industry. In 2005, Optimize magazine named him one of the leading thinkers on information technology, and in 2007 eWeek named him one of the 100 most influential people in IT.

How he presents

A perceptive and balanced speaker, Nicholas' engaging presentations clarify the role of new technologies and innovation in the way we do business.


Nicholas presents in English..

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Speaking topics

  • Business Strategy
  • Innovation
  • New Technologies
  • Competitiveness
  • The Big Switch: Our New Digital Destiny

Books and publications

  • 2014
    The Glass Cage: Automation and Us
  • 2013
    The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
  • 2010
    The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
  • 2008
    The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
  • 2004
    Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage

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