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Kevin Maney  

Author and Business Journalist Covering the High-Tech Beat. Coauthor of The Two-Second Advantage.

Kevin Maney is a specialist in technology and media and writes for a variety of print and online publications including Fortune, The Atlantic, Wired, Fast Company, Portfolio, USA Today and the Daily Beast.

Kevin’s reporting brings him into contact with many of the most visible and influential leaders in the digital world. His intimate understanding of their personalities, egos, drives, and capabilities, enables him to shed new light on the future direction of their companies and their industry. Recent interviewees include Jeff Bezos of Amazon, CEO Evan Williams of Twitter and CEO Bobby Kotick of Activision (maker of Guitar Hero).

He has written the definitive study on the early days of IBM under the leadership of the legendary Thomas Watson, Sr.

    Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, on Kevin Maney:

        ". . .one of the most insightful journalists about the dynamic world of technology, the companies that rise and fall based on those technologies, and the people who seek to change the world through those technologies. Kevin has a peculiar genius for seeing what makes people tick. And it is, after all, people who invent new technologies, build companies, destroy companies, exercise power, act with wisdom, and engage in folly."

Kevin is a popular commentator on the high-tech scene and appears often on television and radio, including PBS, NPR, CNBC, and other media outlets.

He is a frequent keynote speaker and, because of his standing in the industry, is often called upon to serve as on-stage interviewer of high tech chieftains at forums and special events. He recently appeared with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson and Digital Chocolate CEO Trip Hawkins.

Kevin has lectured at universities, business schools, and in corporate settings. He has also participated in Purdue University’s prestigious Science Journalism Laureates program.

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