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Shoshana Zuboff


Charles Edward Wilson Professor emerita at the Harvard Business School & author of several books, including The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (2019)

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Shoshana Zuboff: Speech Topics

① Surveillance Capitalism


Surveillance capitalism is the foundation of a new economic order. Firms compete on the manufacture of "prediction products" traded in lucrative new "behavioral futures markets." Surveillance capitalism's proprietary digital architectures -- what Shoshana Zuboff calls "Big Other" -- are designed to capture and control human behavior for competitive advantage in these new markets, as the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification" that favors private market outcomes free of democratic oversight or control.

Acclaimed scholar and author Shoshana Zuboff, Ph.D., Harvard Business School professor emerita, speaks on this topic as she helps audiences and groups understand and conceptualize the transition to an information civilization.


Shoshana Zuboff: Books


The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior … ➡︎
The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and The Next Episode of Capitalism

The authors chart the chasm between culture and corporations, positing that workers have changed more rapidly that the companies they rely upon for survival … ➡︎
In The Age Of The Smart Machine: The Future Of Work And Power

A noted Harvard social scientist documents the pitfalls and promises of computerized technology in business life … ➡︎

Shoshana Zuboff: Bio



      
Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor emerita, Harvard Business School, where she joined the faculty in 1981 and became one of its first tenured women. From 2014- 2015 she was also a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Her career has been devoted to the study of the rise of the digital, its relationship to the history and future of capitalism, and the consequences for individuals and society. She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University and her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. She is the author of In the Age of the Smart Machine, which was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, and The Support Economy, which was selected by strategy+business magazine as one of the top ten business books of 2003 and as the “number one idea” in Businessweek’s special issue on “Twenty Five Ideas for a Changing World.” She is a frequent contributor to the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung and has been a featured columnist for Businessweek.com andFast Company. Her scholarly article, “Big Other: Surveillance Capitalism and the Prospects of an Information Civilization,” won the International Conference on Information Systems Senior Scholars’ 2016 Best Paper Award.In 2006, strategy+business magazine described Shoshana in a profile as “a maverick management guru…one of the sharpest most unorthodox thinkers today” and in a later issue named her among the eleven most original business thinkers in the world. She has appeared on NBC-TV’s “The Today Show”, NPR’s “Morning Edition”, Marketplace, and the BBC.

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SHOSHANA ZUBOFF


Charles Edward Wilson Professor emerita at the Harvard Business School & author of several books, including The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (2019)

SPEECH TOPICS

① Surveillance Capitalism


Surveillance capitalism is the foundation of a new economic order. Firms compete on the manufacture of "prediction products" traded in lucrative new "behavioral futures markets." Surveillance capitalism's proprietary digital architectures -- what Shoshana Zuboff calls "Big Other" -- are designed to capture and control human behavior for competitive advantage in these new markets, as the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification" that favors private market outcomes free of democratic oversight or control.

Acclaimed scholar and author Shoshana Zuboff, Ph.D., Harvard Business School professor emerita, speaks on this topic as she helps audiences and groups understand and conceptualize the transition to an information civilization.

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Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor emerita, Harvard Business School, where she joined the faculty in 1981 and became one of its first tenured women. From 2014- 2015 she was also a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Her career has been devoted to the study of the rise of the digital, its relationship to the history and future of capitalism, and the consequences for individuals and society. She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University and her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. She is the author of In the Age of the Smart Machine, which was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, and The Support Economy, which was selected by strategy+business magazine as one of the top ten business books of 2003 and as the “number one idea” in Businessweek’s special issue on “Twenty Five Ideas for a Changing World.” She is a frequent contributor to the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung and has been a featured columnist for Businessweek.com andFast Company. Her scholarly article, “Big Other: Surveillance Capitalism and the Prospects of an Information Civilization,” won the International Conference on Information Systems Senior Scholars’ 2016 Best Paper Award.In 2006, strategy+business magazine described Shoshana in a profile as “a maverick management guru…one of the sharpest most unorthodox thinkers today” and in a later issue named her among the eleven most original business thinkers in the world. She has appeared on NBC-TV’s “The Today Show”, NPR’s “Morning Edition”, Marketplace, and the BBC.

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