Nicholas G. Carr
A former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Nicholas Carr writes and speaks on technology, business, and culture. His intriguing Harvard Business Review article “IT Doesn’t Matter,” was an instant sensation, setting the stage for the global debate on the strategic value of information technology in business.
His book, Does IT Matter? : Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage, published by Harvard Business School Press, was a bestseller and kept the worldwide business community discussing the role of computers and IT in business. A business bestseller, his book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, examines the future of computing and its implications for business and society. The Wall Street Journal says, The Big Switch, is “destined to influence CEOs and the boards and investors that support them as companies grapple with the constant change of the digital age.” Nick’s latest publication was recently honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. It is entitled The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. The book examines the intellectual and social consequences of the Internet.
A prolific and nimble thought leader, Carr has written more than a dozen articles and interviews for Harvard Business Review and writes regularly for the Financial Times, Strategy & Business and The Guardian. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wired, Business 2.0, Boston Globe, Industry Standard, The Banker, Director, BusinessWeek Online as well as in his popular blog, Rough Type. He also edited The Digital Enterprise, a book of HBR writings on the Internet.
Nick has served as a commentator on CNBC, CNN, and other networks and has been a featured speaker worldwide at industry, educational, and government forums. In Spring 2008 CIO Insight named Carr’s, Does IT Matter? one of the all-time “Top 15 Most Groundbreaking Management Books” and Ziff Davis included him as one of only a handful of IT management thought leaders on their “100 Most Influential People in IT” list. EWeek named him one of the 100 most influential people in IT and in 2005, Optimize magazine named Carr one of the leading thinkers on information technology. Earlier in his career, Carr was a principal at Mercer Management Consulting. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A., in English literature, from Harvard University.