- The Secrets of Silicon Valley
- The Great Predictor
- Colonel Sanders’ March on China
- How the Pillsbury Doughboy Explains What You Buy
Carlye Adler is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author. Her writing has been published in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, TIME and Wired and has been anthologized in The Best Business Stories of the Year. She is the co-author of the New York Times best-seller Rebooting Work with Maynard Webb and the national best-seller Behind the Cloud and The Business of Changing the World with salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff. She is also a co-author with Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith of The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change. Her books have been translated into Chinese, Greek, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Russian, and Vietnamese.
As a journalist, she has interviewed and profiled entrepreneurs and luminaries such as Hugh Hefner, Senator John Kerry, Rachel Ray, Russell Simmons, Donald Trump, Leslie Wexner, Tim O’Reilly, and many others. She has worked in Asia, where she wrote for TIME and was the Hong Kong Correspondent for Daily Variety. She has also been a senior writer at FSB: Fortune Small Business, where she wrote dozens of feature investigations and won several awards.
After taking a semester off from Brown University in her sophomore year, Adler fell in love with reporting as an intern at the New York City Resident, a free weekly newspaper, where she covered everything from the 10th Police Precinct in Chelsea to the Ms. Senior USA competition. She stayed in the city, sold a story to BusinessWeek, and graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in journalism.
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