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David Kirkpatrick is the author of The Facebook Effect, which depicts the controversy of the original founders and the lawsuits that followed.
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Detailed Biography of David Kirkpatrick
When a company becomes as successful overnight as social media giant Facebook did, it only makes sense that there would be some public interest and speculation about its true origin story. Add in a smattering of high profile lawsuits and a highly public founder and chief executive officer, and you have the perfect recipe for controversy and scandal. Author David Kirkpatrick handled this topic in his best selling and highly respected book “The Facebook Effect.”
Facebook has achieved an amazing market saturation during its relatively brief life span, and because of that, authors, journalists and social critics have been studying its effects as well as the story of its inception. The public has seen those effects and that creation myth play out in books like Ben Mezrick’s “The Accidental Billionaires” and in the David Fincher directed 2010 film “The Social Network,” which was nominated for a Best Picture award at the 2011 Academy Awards.
A David Kirkpatrick appearance as the author of “The Facebook Effect” gave another in depth look in to the creation of Facebook as well as how it has affected society through social media. The book, which was published by publishing behemoth Simon and Schuster, received much praise upon release and even became one of the finalists for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award when it was released in 2010.
Delving in to a story as rife with conflict and speculation as the evolution of social media giant Facebook takes guts, determination and commitment. Find out how the author of “The Facebook Effect” got his story written and out in print during a David Kirkpatrick motivational speaking engagement. GovivaSpeakers.com has a proven track record of booking authors and social media experts for speaker appearances, and we can do the same for you for your David Kirkpatrick keynote address.