Award-winning technology reporter and co-author of Out of Office
About Charlie Warzel
Charlie Warzel is an award-winning journalist who takes a detailed look at the intersection of technology and culture. Warzel delivers current, powerful talks about the constantly changing tide of technology, the concerning increase in online disinformation, and the future of work for workers and employers alike.
In Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home, Warzel and his co-author, Anne Helen Petersen, use groundbreaking reporting and the authors’ own experiences to show how workers and employers across the country and the world are finding new ways of working in more productive, sustainable, and happy ways. Warzel and Petersen emphasize the importance of taking what we have learned from working during the pandemic and using it to create long-term benefits for workers and employers. As the authors make clear, there is another, more sustainable path forward for work that goes beyond long commutes and packed schedules. Combining key research with compelling and often hilarious personal stories of the co-authors’ (and partners’) own lives, Out of Office aims to reshape our entire relationship to work and cultivate a work-life balance that improves our lives and communities.
Recently, Warzel started a newsletter called Galaxy Brain, which analyzes technology, media, and culture. Previously, he was a writer-at-large for the New York Times Opinion page. Warzel was the lead writer of the Times’ Privacy Project and co-author of ‘One Nation Tracked,’ a seven-part investigative series on smartphone location tracking, for which he was named a finalist for the 2020 Livingston Award for National Reporting. Before the Times, he was a senior technology writer at BuzzFeed News, covering technology’s biggest platforms, disinformation, and information warfare. He was the recipient of a 2019 Mirror Award for his reporting on Facebook’s privacy struggles. Warzel has appeared on various news shows to discuss his reporting, including CNBC and PBS NewsHour. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
Remote Work Isn’t About ‘Where’ We Work. It’s About ‘How’ We Work.
The way we work is broken. People are fed up with poor management and communication and toxic company cultures. The demands on individuals are too great, and work’s rewards are not commensurate with the time spent. As we emerge from the pandemic there’s a growing desire from employees to rethink the way that we work and to embrace a more flexible, perhaps more remote future. Charlie Warzel understands that flexible work isn’t just about setting — it’s about radically rethinking company culture and practices. Warzel meditates on the important questions of this unique time: What does an organization look like when it prioritizes their employees having three-dimensional lives outside of work? What happens to a company when executives model vulnerability and real work life balance? And what is the secret to managing productivity and worker satisfaction at the same time? Building on hundreds of interviews with “knowledge” workers, managers, and CEOs from different sectors, Warzel encourages audiences to rethink the building blocks for a resilient, productive, and engaged workforce. This talk can be catered to your organization’s specific needs, profile, and growth areas.
How To Survive The Attention Economy
Attention has always been currency, but as we’ve begun to live our lives increasingly online, it’s now the currency. If there's one lesson from the past two decades online it may just be that those who can collectively commandeer enough attention can accumulate a staggering amount of power quickly. At every moment, hundreds of people, devices, politicians, platforms, and causes are vying for your eyeballs and interest. And yet somehow we fail to acknowledge that we live in a roaring attention economy. When we do realize, it's often too late. Drawing on over a decade of reporting on technology, media, and politics, award-winning journalist Charlie Warzel examines the internet's most valuable resource and traces the way that attention economics has shaped our culture in unthinkable ways — from Facebook to online scams to misinformation to the rise of Donald Trump. To understand our connected world, we must begin to pay attention to where we pay attention.
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