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David Weinberger

David Weinberger is a co-author of the bestselling book, The Cluetrain Manifesto and author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined. He is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Here and Now," a columnist for KMWorld, and has been published in many magazines including Wired, Harvard Business Review, Salon, The NY Times, and Esther Dyson's Release 1.0.

David was Senior Internet Advisor to the Dean campaign and was recently accepted as a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto.


News: Parent sells child! - 5/27/2005 8:47:52 AM
Fast Company's parent has put Fast Company up for sale. That makes me sad in multiple ways. And not so coincidentally, it's a reminder that...
Infectious openness - 5/11/2005 8:31:36 AM
Global Voices. a site trying to encourage more awareness of what's going on in blogs outside of the US this morning aggregates some Iranian...
Doing well, doing good - 4/8/2005 7:40:07 AM
Kurzweil Educational Systems makes systems that read pages aloud to the blind and dyslexic. It's been through some tough times since Ray Kur...
Keep your network chunky - 2/5/2005 7:59:29 AM
Christopher Allen, at Life with Alacrity points out that as your online social network gets larger - as you add contacts to LinkedIn or Spok...
Oh why cahn't the marketers ... learn ... to ... speak - 1/18/2005 8:40:46 AM
An AP article run by the Boston Globe yesterday points out that marketing-speak in the tech world is abysmal, singling out the words 'enterp...
Merry Christmas - 12/24/2004 1:07:49 PM
I'm a Jew. I like saying 'Merry Christmas' to Christians. I actually don't like it when people say it to me. I don't say anything about it b...
Pecking orders and network orders - 12/3/2004 9:31:34 AM
I got to have lunch yesterday with Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps, the wife and husband team that's written six books, including Virtual...
When PowerPoints eat your demo...OR: When ambition is just too much - 11/19/2004 8:36:14 AM
There's this start-up. (Sorry, but I can't get too specific because I'm a consultant to its main competitor.) It's getting some good PR beca...
Business as healer - 11/4/2004 7:35:51 AM
I'm a political person. If sports were on the front page and politics on the back, I'd be reading the newspaper rear-to-front. And perhaps y...
Citigroup Values - 10/2/2004 2:22:29 PM
Citigroup CEO Charles P. Prince, according to an article in Friday's WSJ, intends to make 'values' a key focus.This is always a cause for co...
The scent of travel - 9/29/2004 9:07:25 AM
I'm in Chicago to speak at a conference on travel and the Hyatt I'm in has a mint theme. Mint shampoo. Mint conditioner. Mint body scrub. Mi...
Speak truth to squalor - 9/27/2004 11:46:34 AM
Here's exactly what you don't want to happen to you if you are the manager of the Howard Johnson hotel in Bremerton, Washington.And if you m...
Trust the robots... - 9/18/2004 8:30:29 PM
Automated systems generally have a fallback option that lets you talk with a human if the computers can't figure out how to help you, but hu...
Learning to be interesting - 9/9/2004 11:09:59 AM
I find this fascinating: Cisco has an Executive Thought Leadership program that does original research in order to help its representatives ...
Key question - 9/8/2004 5:00:38 PM
Bob Jackall is a field anthropologist of business and government organizations and the author of Moral Mazes. I'm at a conference where he's...
School calendar - 9/6/2004 10:19:03 AM
School starts tomorrow. I'm 53 years old but I still feel like therefore work starts for real again tomorrow, too.Will I ever get off that c...
The Do-Something gap - 8/23/2004 3:14:03 PM
Anita writes about two constrasting experiences with customer service. In the negative case, Anita overhears a register clerk asking a custo...
Disclosure and trust - 8/17/2004 1:05:25 PM
Over at my other blog I've posted a bloggy disclosure statement, an idea I got from David Akin of Canada's Globe and Mail. I think it's a go...
Standardized everything - 8/7/2004 9:02:42 AM
The ISO organization — the global purveyor of standards — has issued a new standard: A new ISO standard offers a solutio...
Jokin' with the boss - 8/1/2004 3:26:10 PM
A friend of mine who switched jobs recently was telling me about a funny email she wrote to her new boss about some new project. The email w...
Judgments - 7/11/2004 8:48:16 AM
Someone I know just had two job offers. One was for doing something he does well and has been doing for a while at a small pharma/biotech co...
What's wrong with accountability - 6/30/2004 12:05:04 PM
Cory Treffiletti at Online Spin writes about what's wrong with being accountable, at least within the PR and ad industries. He says that t...
Blogging and fear of the boss - 6/27/2004 11:54:13 PM
Scott Rosenberg writes about the future of corporate blogging. Here's an excerpt:I'm sorry to be the pessimist at the party. But for large n...
Telecommutational facts - 6/14/2004 2:33:29 PM
Robert Weisman, writing in the Boston Globe today (the link will break in a day or two) reports that International Data Corp. has revised do...
The smell of manilla folders in the morning - 5/26/2004 8:53:09 AM
The Indian movie theater in our town is closing. Too bad. Yet, I felt a guilty pleasure that an office supply store is opening up.In an offi...
Spoiled - 5/26/2004 8:51:19 AM
I was in a beautiful resort hotel last night. I was giving a talk - a scheduled rant, if you prefer - to marketers at the I-Media conferenc...
Editing trick - 5/16/2004 8:35:15 PM
I do a lot of re-writing, which is to say that I do a lot of bad writing. Like most people, I have to leave a piece alone for at least a day...
What you paid for - 5/13/2004 7:12:22 AM
Last night as I waited on line for a full half hour at the Budget Rent-a-Car in Detroit, the person who was being served when I arrived was ...
What I look like I'm doing - 5/12/2004 8:36:13 AM
My office is right off the TV room, um, I mean the family room, and I have no door, so my children are aware of my presence throughout the d...
Politics intrudes - 5/11/2004 10:07:39 AM
Like many of us, I've been shaken by the revelations about Abu Ghraib. And it's been distracting me from work, both explicitly as I listen t...
What I miss about office life - 5/4/2004 9:12:36 AM
I've been working at home for almost exactly ten years now, and I love it. But every now and then I spend time at a client's office and get ...
Why I should not be allowed on planes before 9AM - 4/28/2004 8:05:17 AM
So, yesterday I'm on the 7AM flight from DC to Boston, a smallish plane with limited overhead storage and meal service that consists of smel...
More walls than ever - 4/16/2004 10:01:30 PM
Last week when I tried to go to Toronto for a meeting with a client, the officious official at the border told me that I couldn't get in wit...
Trusting 'Bucks - 4/13/2004 11:12:21 AM
Kevin points to Starbucks' report on how corporately responsible it is. And, while I certainly would rather work for a company that cares en...
Venturing to do good - 4/12/2004 11:38:25 AM
The NY Times has a great article today about how a venture capitalist, Vinod Khosla, is making life better in India by providing micro-loans...
Dumping my fax machine - 4/10/2004 7:30:17 PM
98% of the time, my fax machine is nothing but a remote printer for companies trying to sell me bogus stock tips and vanish-into-the-Evergla...
The Real Role of PowerPoint - 4/9/2004 9:13:59 AM
I spent yesterday consulting with a company whose salesforce is having trouble explaining exactly what its software does, a common problem w...
Hexumvirate CEOs - 4/5/2004 10:41:11 AM
A start-up to which I am consultant is on the verge of hiring its first 'real' CEO. 'We have six guys we're looking at who are fantastic,' s...
Beyond shareholder value - 4/5/2004 9:55:23 AM
I've long thought that corporate mission statements ought to begin with a phrase like, 'XYZ company makes the world better by _____.' If it ...
Slow mugging - 4/4/2004 8:53:57 AM
My wife's friend at lunch yesterday extolled a local 'spa' where they cover your naked body with hot, heavy stones. I'm sitting there thinki...
Airport blues - 3/26/2004 1:33:41 AM
Two thoughts as I wait for yet another late departure of an America West plane:1. Their tagline ought to be 'See you later!' - This flight i...
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