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Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a popular first generation Internet company.

He is the currently the executive director of the Silicon Valley salon FutureCast, the host of “Keen On” show, the long-running TechCrunch chat show, a columnist for CNN and a regular commentator for many other newspapers,  radio and television networks around the world. He is also an acclaimed speaker, regularly addressing the impact of digital technologies on 21st century business, education and society.

He is the author of the international hit CULT OF THE AMATEUR: How The Internet Is Killing Our Culture which has been published in 17 different languages and DIGITAL VERTIGO: How Today’s  Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing and Disorienting Us, his controversial critique of contemporary social media. His latest book, The INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER will be released on January 6, 2014