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My speech at the Open Source Leadership Forum

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A few weeks ago I gave a talk at the Open Source Leadership Forum, hosted by the Linux Foundation. The conference was fantastic. I brought my son (he’s 11) and we both got to meet Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. My son attended a talk given by Linus and I think (or hope) it inspired him a great deal. (That’s my son Paul standing with Linus, at the […]

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Disrupted just got its 700th review on Amazon

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Yesterday my book hit an interesting milestone — Disrupted got its 700th review on Amazon. That’s a lot of reviews! To put this another way I think it is 698 more than my previous book received. More interesting is that the 700th review is one that really moved me:

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“This book is important to me.” I can’t tell you how it feels to write a book and have someone say that about your […]

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What’s next? Two more books with Hachette

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bg_dan_lyonsAs the Boston Globe reported this morning, I’ve just struck a two-book deal with Hachette Book Group, the company that published Disrupted. The first book is called Lab Rats. The best thing about the deal, from my perspective, is that I will keep working with Paul Whitlatch, the editor who worked on Disrupted. One thing I’ve learned over a long career in journalism and writing is that a good editor is […]

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“Disruptors” describe their best year ever — mine was 2013

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Maryjane Fahey at AARP asked me to participate in a year-end round-up where they asked “disruptors” what their best year was. And the result is this fantastic slideshow¬†featuring a bunch of really interesting, accomplished people, and then me. Anyway — it was nice to be invited. And I don’t hate the photo. I almost always hate the photo.

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Disrupted makes the NY Post list of 40 top books of 2016

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I really never dreamed that Disrupted would have so much impact. But 2016 turned out to be a pretty astounding year, one full of surprises. There was a sold-out book tour in San Francisco, and another in London, with visits to the BBC and a speech at the Royal Society of Arts. Disrupted made the New York Times best-seller list, along with others (Wall Street Journal, USA Today, LA Times, SF Chronicle). And I started writing a column for Fortune.

Now […]