Jeff Jarvis

Business Thought Leader,Worldwide Media Leader, & author of What Would Google Do?

In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
(Inquire for virtual fee)

Travels From
New York, United States

Business in the Age of Google Thought Leader
& Worldwide Media Leader

He has been a business keynote speaker and moderated at conferences around the world – including South by Southwest, the World Economic Forum at Davos, and Picnic; for industry associations ranging from technology to law to libraries and even to truck-stop and retirement-community owners; and for companies, including, Hearst, Gucci, LexisNexis, Axel Springer, and Holtzbrinck. Jarvis delights in highly interactive conversations with his audiences, speeding around the room like Oprah to tackle problems together.


Jeff Jarvis is the author of What Would Google Do? and Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live, as well as the ebook Gutenberg the Geek.


Jarvis is director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He blogs at, tweets under @jeffjarvis (with 100,000+ followers), and posts at Google+, where he has more than 2 million followers. Jarvis is also cohost of the popular weekly podcast “This Week in Google” and writes frequently for the Guardian.


Previously, he was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine; TV critic for TV Guide and People magazines; president of, the online arm of Advance Publications (Conde Nast and Newhouse Newspapers); Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; and a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner. He has consulted for media, retail, and technology companies.

Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work & Live

It’s a new age. Every day, millions of people share billions of personal thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. But with every new technology, people find more reason to worry about privacy. In this optimistic talk, Jeff Jarvis examines the tension between privacy and publicness that is transforming how we form communities, create identities, do business, and live our lives.

What Would Google Do? Business Lessons from the World’s Fastest Growing Company

The author of this best-selling book takes audiences through a fascinating exercise, asking them to imagine the Google car company or restaurant or government … or version of their own company. Thus he helps them to understand what made Google the fastest growing company in the history of business and to find their own opportunities in the disruption brought on by the internet.

Buzzmachine: Media, Technology, & Business Intersect

The disruption that has overtaken media thanks to the internet will come to most industries and institutions. There are lessons to be learned in what media have done wrong. But more important, there are also lessons to be had in exploring the opportunities media face to reinvent themselves as services and relationship businesses rather than just content factories. At the Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism he directs, Jarvis researches and advises companies on implementing new business models for news.

Honey, We Shrunk the Economy

Today, technology leads to efficiency over growth. The result: countless jobs lost in recent years will not return. That’s a harsh reality that policymakers and pundits refuse to face. In a discussion with his audiences, Jarvis looks at industry after industry – from media to retail to manufacturing to education – in which productivity and profitability may soar but so will disruption, destruction, and unemployment. What results is a conversation about strategies and opportunities in the face of this disruption.

Blogs: What They Are, Their Business Impact, and How to Use Them

The New Architecture of Media: The Impact of the Internet on Business, Marketing, Media, and Politics

All Jeff Jarvis Books

Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live
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What Would Google Do?
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“Jeff’s lecture was right on target. The content of his presentation was exactly what our staff needed to hear, and his laid-back and humorous style made this both entertaining and informative.”

- Director, Office of Staff Development | The New York Public Library

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Recent Books

Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live
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What Would Google Do?
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