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David Shipley

Bloomberg editor and co-author of Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home

  • About David Shipley

    David Shipley, executive editor of Bloomberg View (a division of Bloomberg News), is the co-author, with Will Schwalbe, of Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home (2007), which was a national bestseller and was shortlisted for the Quill Award for the best business book of the year, and Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better (revised edition, 2008). David has spoken about email solo and with Will Schwalbe at many companies and organizations, including Microsoft, Amazon, the Mayo Clinic, Wharton, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival, and at Scholastic Books.

    He has appeared on TodayGood Morning AmericaCBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered, CNBC’s Power Lunch, and BBC’s The Money Programme, and been quoted in publications around the world.

    Prior to his position at Bloomberg, Shipley worked at The New York Times as Op-Ed page editor (2003–11) and deputy editorial page editor. Before that, he held several other positions at the Times, including national enterprise editor and senior editor at the New York Times Magazine. From 1993 to 1995, he was executive editor of The New Republic magazine in Washington, D.C., and from 1995 to 1997 he served as special assistant to the president and senior presidential speechwriter in the Clinton administration. He lives in New York City.

  • Speaking Topics

    Think Before You Click

    How to Improve Your Happiness, Boost Morale, and Create High-Performance Teams by Applying a Little Mindfulness to Your Practice of Email

    In Search of the Perfect Email

    The Science and Art of Great Electronic Communication

  • Praise for David Shipley

    Will Schwalbe and David Shipley came to Scholastic and spoke to the entire trade division of approximately 200 people. Afterwards, many employees at all levels of the organization sought me out to say that it was by far the best presentation they had heard. While the subject is email etiquette, David and Will’s talk actually tackles a much bigger organizational issue. It is a thoughtful, practical, and highly entertaining look at improving one’s communication in the workplace. Every employee was also given a copy of the book. Afterwards, we all saw a marked difference in the way we communicated with each other. I would highly recommend their presentation to any organization interested in shedding a light on the value of thoughtful, positive communication.

    Lisa Holton, President, Scholastic Trade and Bookfair Divisions

    Praise for Send (Revised Edition)

    With Shipley and Schwalbe’s excellent instructions in hand we can email as confidently as we load the dishwasher and turn on the microwave.

    New York Review of Books

    This is just the book I’ve been waiting for.

    Bill Bryson
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