Andrew Keen is one of the world’s most influential thinkers about 21st century business, technology, and media. He was educated at London University, where he got a First Class Degree in Modern History. He continued his education at the University of Sarajevo and the University of California at Berkeley.
Andrew has over ten years experience as a Silicon Valley founder/CEO, and senior executive, having founded a pioneer internet music business, Audiocafe.com in 1995. He published his first book, Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing our Culture (Random House), in 2007 to much international acclaim and praise. The book went on to be short-listed for the 2008 Higham’s Business Technology Book of the Year Award, and is now translated into sixteen languages.
He has appeared on many television and radio shows including the Colbert Report, the McNeil-Lehrer Newsnight Show, the Today Show, Fox News, CNN International, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and BBC Newsnight. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, The Weekly Standard, and Prospect. Internationally, he has written for several publications which include the London Independent, the London Guardian, and the Belgium De Standaard.
Andrew currently maintains a column for London Daily Telegraph and Volkskrant on U.S. based technology and innovation. He continues to be an active advisor and investor in promising start-up companies. His second book, provisionally titled Digital Vertigo: Loneliness, Anxiety and Inequality in the Social Media Age, is expected to be published by St.Martin’s Press. He resides with his family in Berkeley, California.