Scott Berkun is the author of The Myths of Innovation and Making Things Happen. A prolific writer, Berkun blogs at his own web site and contributes to many other sites including BusinessWeek and Harvard Business Review. He is also an in-demand speaker and his experiences on the speaking circuit are captured in his most recent book, Confessions of a Public Speaker. Before he became a full-time writer and speaker, Berkun worked at Microsoft as a project manager. His latest gig is with Automattic, a small company that’s made a huge impact in the blogging domain.
Berkun’s communications are refreshingly genuine, thought-provoking and insightful. One of his most popular essays is How to detect bullshit. I have a great deal of respect for the way in which Scott connects with his audiences. People that know me well know that I am all for an absence of bullshit. When I sent Scott my book in consideration of an endorsement, I was a little concerned but hopeful. Scott pulls no punches and if he thought the book was bullshit I trusted that he would say so.
Fortunately for me, Scott’s a self-confessed jazz fan and he appreciates the idea of drawing parallels between diverse domains. He was kind enough to provide a pithy quote and it was perfect for the cover of the book. Most recently Scott interviewed me for his blog. While you’re at this site, check out the numerous other posts (he recently celebrated his 1000th blog post) and the longer essays. You may not agree with everything Scott Berkun writes but his musings are sure to get you thinking.