Roger McNamee is a high
profile businessman and venture capitalist, best known as the co-founder of
Elevation Partners, an early investor in Facebook. Over the years, Roger became
a mentor to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Roger is also a talented musician,
having played in a number of bands, including The Flying Other Brothers and
Moonalice. An early adopter using Facebook to publicize his bands, Roger was an
enthusiastic supporter of the platform, until he sensed some activities that
troubled him. Roger launched an effort to discover the truth about what was
happening at Facebook, and took action to protect its billions of users from
darker forces that have been creeping onto the platform.
Roger's new book
"Zucked" is a story about a company and its leadership, and a larger tale of a
business sector unmoored from normal constraints, just at a moment of political
and cultural crisis, utilizing new tools for summoning the darker angels of our
nature and whipping them into a frenzy. Like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, Roger McNamee
happened to be in the right place to witness a crime, and it took him some time
to make sense of what he was seeing and what we ought to do about it. The
result of that effort is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account
that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.
"Zucked" has just
been published and Roger will be at the Club on Monday February 25th from 6:00-7:30 to
talk about this timely story and to answer questions from guests.
you would like to purchase the book in advance of the event for the author to
sign, you can do so via this link Zucked by Roger McNamee |