Larry Downes is an internet industry analyst and speaker on developing business strategies. He serves as a project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s Evolution of Regulation and Innovation project, and as a research fellow with the Accenture Institute for High Performance.
Downes is the author of the New York Times and Business Week business blockbuster, "Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance", which has sold nearly 200,000 copies and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the five most important books ever published on business and technology. He also co-authored "Big Bang Disruption" with Paul Nunes.
Downes writes regularly for The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CNET, and The Washington Post, covering the intersection of technology, politics, and business. He also has written for a variety of other publications, including USA Today, Inc., Wired, CNET, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and The New York Times.
Larry Downes has held faculty appointments at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he was associate dean of the School of Information. From 2006-2010, he was a nonresident fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for internet and society.
Project Director|Center for Business & Public Policy
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