Nicholas G. Carr

Updated at: Jan. 3, 2011, 1:14 a.m.

A former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Nicholas Carr is an acclaimed business writer and speaker whose work centers on strategy, innovation, and technology. His 2004 book Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage, published by Harvard Business School Press, set off a worldwide debate about the role of computers in business.

In addition to writing more than a dozen articles and interviews for HBR, including "IT Doesn't Matter" and "Being Virtual: Character and the New Economy," Carr has also written for the New York Times, Financial Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wired, and Journal of Business Strategy. He writes a column on innovation for Strategy & Business, where he's a contributing editor, and publishes the popular blog Rough Type. In 2005, Optimize magazine named him one of the leading thinkers on information technology, and in 2007 eWeek named him one of the 100 most influential people in IT.

Carr has been a speaker at MIT, Harvard, Wharton, the Kennedy School of Government, Moscow State University, NASA, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as well as at many industry, corporate, and professional events throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. His ideas have been featured in The Economist, Newsweek, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, USA Today, Washington Post, and CIO, among other publications. He has also appeared as a business commentator on CNN, CNBC, BBC Radio, and National Public Radio. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from Harvard University.

Related Books

Does IT Matter?: Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage