I’m a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur, author, and executive.
I’m coauthor of the management book The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age (with LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur Chris Yeh). I’m also coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling career strategy book The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career (with Reid Hoffman). Several years ago I wrote book about entrepreneurship titled My Start-Up Life.
I’ve written for a range of other publications, such as NPR’s Marketplace and Newsweek, and more than a million words on my blog about current affairs, books, entrepreneurship, careers, and technology.
As entrepreneur and executive, I’ve started and run several ventures, including an e-government software company (Comcate) that currently delivers hosted CRM solutions to hundreds of local governments in America, as well as various online journalism properties.
Recently, I helped conceive, then built up and ran a new organization to amplify and extend Reid Hoffman’s strategic priorities. I worked out of the LinkedIn and Greylock Partners offices for two years.
Finally, I regularly deliver keynote speeches on business topics. I’ve spoken in a dozen countries in front of tens of thousands of people. I’ve also appeared on the CBS Early Show, CNN, Charlie Rose, and other media outlets.
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