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David Kirkpatrick

Best-Selling Author of The Facebook Effect, Technology & Internet Expert

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 David Kirkpatrick Biography

For more than 20 years David Kirkpatrick was a writer for Fortune, most recently as the senior editor for internet and technology. He has written numerous cover stories about Microsoft, IBM, Apple, Sun, Intel, and numerous other subjects, features on subjects including Facebook, MySpace, Second Life, the safety of cell phones and technology in China, plus his weekly “Fast Forward” column. He is regularly ranked one of the world’s top technology journalists. His expertise on these subjects led him to pen the definitive book on Facebook, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World. The Facebook Effect uncovers how in little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with over 900 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects—even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

Kirkpatrick had the full cooperation of Facebook’s key executives in researching this fascinating history of the company and its impact on our lives. At the podium and in the book, he shares how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next. He chronicles its successes and missteps, and gives audiences the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the central figure in the company’s remarkable ascent, a story that can be found nowhere else.

How did a 19 year old Harvard student create a company that has transformed the Internet and how did he grow it to its current enormous size? Kirkpatrick expands on how Zuckerberg steadfastly refused to compromise his vision, insistently focusing on growth over profits and preaching that Facebook must dominate (his word) communication on the Internet. In the process, he and a small group of key executives have created a company that has changed social life in the United States and elsewhere, a company that has become a ubiquitous presence in marketing, altering politics, business, and even our sense of our own identity. This is the Facebook Effect.

Kirkpatrick created Fortune’s Brainstorm brand, beginning with a 2001 conference in Aspen that ran for five years. Now, with a group of former Fortune colleagues, he has organized a conference and media company called Techonomy, focusing on the centrality of technology to business and social progress and the urgency of embracing the rapid pace of change brought by technology. Every major issue going forward will be affected by how it intersects with tech innovation. The inaugural conference was held in 2010. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Media Council, consisting of 100 of global media leaders, since 2006, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

An in-demand speaker, Kirkpatrick has spoken at companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, and AMD, at libraries, universities and numerous conferences. He appears frequently on television, radio, and the Internet as an expert on technology. He lives in New York City.

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The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

Speaking Topics
  • Ten Lessons From Facebook

  • The Future and Influence of Technology and Social Media

  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World

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David Kirkpatrick

Best-Selling Author of The Facebook Effect, Technology & Internet Expert

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David Kirkpatrick Biography

For more than 20 years David Kirkpatrick was a writer for Fortune, most recently as the senior editor for internet and technology. He has written numerous cover stories about Microsoft, IBM, Apple, Sun, Intel, and numerous other subjects, features on subjects including Facebook, MySpace, Second Life, the safety of cell phones and technology in China, plus his weekly “Fast Forward” column. He is regularly ranked one of the world’s top technology journalists. His expertise on these subjects led him to pen the definitive book on Facebook, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World. The Facebook Effect uncovers how in little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with over 900 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects—even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

Kirkpatrick had the full cooperation of Facebook’s key executives in researching this fascinating history of the company and its impact on our lives. At the podium and in the book, he shares how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next. He chronicles its successes and missteps, and gives audiences the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the central figure in the company’s remarkable ascent, a story that can be found nowhere else.

How did a 19 year old Harvard student create a company that has transformed the Internet and how did he grow it to its current enormous size? Kirkpatrick expands on how Zuckerberg steadfastly refused to compromise his vision, insistently focusing on growth over profits and preaching that Facebook must dominate (his word) communication on the Internet. In the process, he and a small group of key executives have created a company that has changed social life in the United States and elsewhere, a company that has become a ubiquitous presence in marketing, altering politics, business, and even our sense of our own identity. This is the Facebook Effect.

Kirkpatrick created Fortune’s Brainstorm brand, beginning with a 2001 conference in Aspen that ran for five years. Now, with a group of former Fortune colleagues, he has organized a conference and media company called Techonomy, focusing on the centrality of technology to business and social progress and the urgency of embracing the rapid pace of change brought by technology. Every major issue going forward will be affected by how it intersects with tech innovation. The inaugural conference was held in 2010. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Media Council, consisting of 100 of global media leaders, since 2006, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

An in-demand speaker, Kirkpatrick has spoken at companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, and AMD, at libraries, universities and numerous conferences. He appears frequently on television, radio, and the Internet as an expert on technology. He lives in New York City.

David Kirkpatrick Videos

  • David Kirkpatrick - Keynote Message Systems Conference 2011 on ...
  • Interview with David Kirkpatrick author of "The Facebook Effect ...
  • The Internet of Things: Design, Technology, Industries, and Cyber Security

David Kirkpatrick Books

David Kirkpatrick Speaking Topics

  • Ten Lessons From Facebook

  • The Future and Influence of Technology and Social Media

  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World

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  • How to book David Kirkpatrick?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Kirkpatrick for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Kirkpatrick, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Kirkpatrick or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Kirkpatrick?

    Booking fees for David Kirkpatrick, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Kirkpatrick, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Kirkpatrick?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Kirkpatrick for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Kirkpatrick for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Kirkpatrick or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Kirkpatrick or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Kirkpatrick is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Kirkpatrick for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. David Kirkpatrick generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Gary Vaynerchuk, Andrew McAfee, Chris Sacca and Biz Stone. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Kirkpatrick for an upcoming event.

David Kirkpatrick Speaker Videos

  • David Kirkpatrick - Keynote Message Systems Conference 2011 on ...
    Interview with David Kirkpatrick author of "The Facebook Effect ...
  • The Internet of Things: Design, Technology, Industries, and Cyber Security

David Kirkpatrick Speaking Topics

  • Ten Lessons From Facebook

  • The Future and Influence of Technology and Social Media

  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World

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