Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years. He co-founded successful funds in venture, crossover and private equity. His most recent fund, Elevation, included U2’s Bono as a co-founder. Zucked is the story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it. Zucked is McNamee’s intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world’s most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It’s a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author’s dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face.
We host David Westin, former president of ABC News on May 31st in conversation with Willow Bay talking about the tv news business. His memoir, Exit Interview, was recently released. Ticket info here. David Westin in the news… — Wall Street Journal, May 22, Channeling the News — Mediabistro, May 22, Former ABC News President Recalls Iraq Regret, ABC Layoffs — FoxNews, May…Read More