3rd Mar, 2017

My posts for Fortune — so far

By | March 3rd, 2017|Disrupted|0 Comments


I’m posting this as a kind of placeholder where I can put links to my recent columns in Fortune magazine. I’ll update as new columns appear.

What Old Companies Are Doing to Attract Young Talent. How GE, IBM and others are trying to reposition themselves and appeal to Millennial workers. It’s not about ping pong and beer pong. It’s about purpose.

Job Hunting After a Certain Age? Erase Your Past. The CEO […]

26th Oct, 2016

Here's a Disrupted write-up from France

By | October 26th, 2016|Disrupted|0 Comments

This story ran a while ago, in L’Obs, which is a big magazine in France. The author is Philippe Boulet-Gercourt. He came up to Boston (he lives in New York) and we spent several hours together, talking about journalism, the state of the business, and where things are going. I really enjoyed meeting him. The photo was taken by Gretchen Ertl, who lives in Boston and does a lot of high-end journalism photography. I think it’s actually a pretty […]

20th Sep, 2016

LinkedIn: "Nobody in tech will admit they're old"

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That’s the headline on this story about me by Caroline Fairchild on LinkedIn. It’s worth a read.

20th Sep, 2016

Ford Is Building A New Campus, But The Old One Is So Damn Cool

By | September 20th, 2016|Disrupted|0 Comments



Sure, startups have cool, kooky offices. Everyone loves visiting the Googleplex, which feels like you’re on a different planet. But I’ve always had a soft spot for the corporate campuses of the big 20th-century industrial giants. Once years ago I had the chance to interview Lou Gerstner at IBM’s headquarters in Armonk, N.Y. It was like going to meet Superman in the Fortress of Solitude. Everything about the place was meant to […]

20th Sep, 2016

Pix from my UK Disrupted book tour

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Earlier this month (Sept. 5-9) I did a whirlwind tour of appearances in London, Manchester and Liverpool, promoting the U.K. edition of Disrupted, which is published by Atlantic Books. These things all go by in such a blur. Half of what happened I don’t even remember. But: there is photographic evidence! I’m posting these mostly as a reminder to myself, a kind of scrapbook.

crwchkixyaadfec I gave a talk at the RSA in London– that’s […]

20th Sep, 2016

The most extraordinary thing about Disrupted

By | September 20th, 2016|Disrupted|0 Comments

0410-BKS-Franklin-master315-v2It has been about six months since Disrupted was published. This has been a really amazing and interesting experience. For one thing, the book has sold well. It made the best-seller lists and now is in its sixth printing. (I like to say it’s the first book I’ve ever written that someone has actually bought.) We’ve sold rights in a bunch of countries around the world. The U.K. edition came out a […]