AuthorsLive: A Business Sector Unmoored - Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe with Roger McNamee author of "Zucked"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Greenwich Library
Cole Auditorium

Event Details

Doors will open at 6:15 pm.  Registered patrons must be seated by 6:45 pm or seats will be released to patrons on the event standby line. A standby line will form outside the Cole Auditorium and patrons will be seated on a first come, first served basis as space allows. 

Featuring Roger McNamee, author of ZUCKED: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe who will be interviewed by Alan Murray, President and CEO of Fortune. 

A long-time Silicon Valley insider, Roger McNamee was a mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and an early investor in Facebook.  In 2006, he advised “Zuck,” as he is known to his friends, not to sell the company for $1 billion, and later recommended he hire Sheryl Sandberg. In ZUCKED, McNamee tells the story of a company and its leadership and how platforms such as Facebook, Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Amazon have undermined our democracy, violated user privacy, and gained monopoly power.

McNamee began his career at T. Rowe Price Associates.  In 2004, McNamee and his partners launched Elevation Partners, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and technology.  An active philanthropist, McNamee also performs up to 100 concerts a year in the bands Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System, in which he plays bass and guitar.

Prior to becoming President and CEO of Fortune, Murray served as its Editor-in-Chief.  His diverse background includes serving as President of the Pew Research Center, hosting a show on CNBC, and spending more than two decades at the Wall Street Journal, where he served stints overseeing digital operations and the WSJ's Washington bureau.  An author of four books, Alan and his family reside in Greenwich. 

This series is open to all at no charge. Please register online using the Library’s online calendar. Doors will open at 6:15 pm.  Registered patrons must be seated by 6:45 pm or seats will be released to patrons on the event standby line. A standby line will form outside the Cole Auditorium and patrons will be seated on a first come, first served basis as space allows. 

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.  Advance copies of the book can also be purchased by contacting Diane’s Books at 203-869-1515. Additional signed copies will be available for purchase at Diane’s Books after the event. 

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors.
 
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Event Type(s): Author Visit, Business, Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adults, All Ages
Presenter: Roger McNamee
Nancy Klein
(203) 622-7957

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