Sarah Lacy, a 20-year award winning investigative journalist and author, is a serial entrepreneur. Founding and serving as CEO of PandoMedia and Chairman Mom, Lacy knows how to start a business.
In 2012, Lacy founded Pando, which consists of a daily technology blog and monthly event series titled "PandoMonthly." Lacy's startup, Chairman Mom, is a site built by women and for women and helps working mothers solve the toughest problems they face. She is well known in tech hot spots around the world for finding great entrepreneurs before most other reporters or venture capitalists do. Previously, she was the senior editor at TechCrunch.com, the largest blog on tech entrepreneurship in the world.
Lacy is the author of the critically acclaimed "Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0". Called the definitive book of the Web 2.0 movement, Once You're Lucky tells the story of how Web 2.0 was born through the eyes of the founders of companies like Facebook, Twitter, Slide, Digg, LinkedIn, and others. Her other works include "Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos" and the empowering "A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy".
Before founding her own businesses, Lacy was a staff writer for Businessweek and the founding co-host of Yahoo! Finance's daily show "TechTicker." Lacy is a regular guest on NBC's Press:Here and various TV and radio outlets in the United States and around the world.
Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rise of Web 2.0
Nothing to Lose: Why the American Dream Worked Too Well
Beyond Call Centers and Microfinance: The Real Promise of Business in the Emerging World
Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How a New Breed of Global Entrepreneur is Changing the Planet
Called "a fascinating new gem of a book" that "[gets] inside the heads of idea people," technology speaker Sarah Lacy's newest book, Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky, is the basis of this keynote speech, in which she profiles some of the emerging world's most fascinating and creative entrepreneurs. To tell the story, Lacy spent 40 weeks traveling through Asia, South America, and Africa, hunting down the world's most impressive entrepreneurs who are turning local turmoil into opportunity. Throughout this presentation, Lacy shines a spotlight on innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the world, providing messages that inspire and illustrating each one with fascinating, revealing stories from her travels.
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