"Josh Klein is the quintessential hacker - a cross-disciplinary, pattern recognizing polymath who takes his greatest joy from combining the unexpected and seeing the result work in new and better ways."
Josh has practiced and was trained, both formally and informally, in hacking - social systems, computer networks, institutions, consumer hardware, animal behavior, and, most recently, the television industry. When he's not taking things apart or putting them back together again he speaks, writes, and consults on new and emerging technologies that improve people's lives - and has tremendous fun doing it.
Most of Josh's time is spent speaking to companies and at conferences such as World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Gadgetoff, TED, SICS, LA-IP, BIF, and Serious Play, and he has appeared on the Sundance Channel, Nova, and other programs. He also spends a significant amount of time consulting to companies large and small, such as Microsoft, Oracle, Frog Design, Nokia, Johns Hopkins, Bankinter, The United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and others.
But really what Josh does is this: he examines systems, he takes them apart, and he puts different pieces together to produce something new and more effective. He hacks. Everything.
Hacking Work: How Work is Broken and How We Can Fix It - From the Bottom Up
We all know that big beaurocracies are struggling to keep up with the pace of change. Turn one of your biggest costs - frustrated employees - into one of your biggest assets.
You're a Hacker - and Why That's a Good Thing
Learn how the hacking mindset can give you an edge in turning any system to your advantage, as well as how to leverage your particular skills in unexpected ways.
Reputational Economics; why who cares is more important than what you have
Everyone relies on their relationships to get what they need. The internet has changed that, now (with new social software platforms) more than ever. Hear how to make the most of who you know!
Meritocratic Marketplaces; the secret side to the megatrends you thought you understood
"Transparency," "Online Services," "the cloud": we've all heard the buzzwords, but what do they *mean*? The answer turns out to be both more and less than you'd think. Come discover how common opinion has shortsighted the impact and opportunity of the biggest trends we've all misunderstood.
Hacking the publishing industry with "free"
Any vertical is subject to being exploited, especially when their business models can be attacked by new technologies. Case in point; sometimes free is worth more than any price.
Online Bots and Why Simple is Better
If you're looking to create a technology solution, nothing will reduce your costs like simplifying the most complex component - the user.
Synanthropy; how parasitic species can be coopted to beneficial systems
Rats, cockroaches, deer, crows - all of these species are hyperadapted to living with humanity (synanthropes), and yet we persist in trying to eradicate them. It turns out that with a little enginuity we can make them productive elements of human society, instead. Find out how as we explore synanthropy.
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