Posts Categorized: Tech


My veddy veddy serious lecture at the RSA in London

I was on a whirlwind book tour in the UK last week and did a crazy non-stop string of appearances, which ranged from BBC World Service and the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 (very serious) to crazy comedy with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 (very not serious). But the highlight for me was… Read more »

Oakland Book Festival: You Should Check This Out

The Oakland Book Festival takes place later this month, on Sunday, May 22. The information is all here. I’m going to be participating on two panels. The first is called “The New Company Town,” which will “examine the troubling legacy of the new company town and its effect on workers.” The second is called “Working… Read more »

Today’s highlight: Live Twitter chat with Amy Cuddy

Just spent a half hour on phone with Wharton school radio program, and at 1 p.m. will be getting a visit from a journalist from a French newsweekly, Le Nouvel Observateur, aka L’Obs. Then, at 3 p.m., I’ll be doing a live chat with Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School professor and author of “Presence,” a… Read more »

Into the “Disrupted” whirlwind

The last few weeks have been crazy and a bit surreal. “Disrupted” came out, and after that everything went into a blur. In the past month I’ve been in LA for 10 days, New York for media around the book, Boston for parties and readings, then a week of events in San Francisco. I thought… Read more »

My events for “Disrupted”

Friends: Hachette Book Group has lined up a few things for me around the launch of my terribly exciting and not-at-all controversial new book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. Here are some events you might want to attend: Wednesday April 6, WorkBar, Cambridge, 7 p.m., with Harvard Bookstore Thursday April 7, Google Boston,… Read more »

Be there or be square: my San Francisco appearances

You may have heard that I have a new book coming out. The nice people at Hachette Book Group are sending me on a mini book tour. The smoke-filled party bus will swing through San Francisco the week of April 11, reeking of patchouli oil and festooned with peace signs. Here’s where I’ll be: Tuesday… Read more »

2015 Prediction Scorecard: Wow Was I Wrong

One year ago I was starting a new job at Gawker, where I was going to write the Valleywag blog. That adventure was cut short when I ruptured disk while skiing, but not before I made a bunch of incredibly bad predictions for 2015, in an post headlined, Predictions For 2015: There Will Be Blood. I… Read more »

I can’t get excited about the Apple Watch

It’s been out for a while now, long enough for everyone to write their day-one reviews, and then write their “What it’s like to live with Apple Watch for a week” reviews, and then to do the long-form essays about the implications of Apple Watch (I worked with a guy who used to call that… Read more »

Dick Costolo on the hot seat at Twitter

Wall Street wants him out, says Business Insider. The problem is they can’t figure out who can replace him. As I wrote in January, on Valleywag (There Will Be Blood): The problem is I’m not sure anyone can do better. Twitter is a money pit, a company that costs more to run than it can generate in… Read more »