Dan Lyons is a humorist, journalist, and screenwriter. He has been called “the Mark Twain of Silicon Valley,” and “Jonathan Swift for our own digital age.” He’s a sharp-eyed, cynical humorist in the spirit of Dave Barry, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher. But instead of politics, Dan aims his laser-sharp wit at the world of business, and especially Silicon Valley. Over the past decade Dan has given dozens of keynotes, entertaining audiences with his smart-funny takes on tech and the modern workplace. Dan is “the expert on the culture of work, and how it’s changing business and lives,” says Dave Ramsay, who runs the “Ramsay Talks” series in Toronto.
Dan’s career as a satirist began when he created the Fake Steve Jobs blog where he spoofed the persona of Apple’s legendary founder and established his reputation as a gifted humorist and savvy critic of how technology shapes our culture. He wrote for HBO’s hit series Silicon Valley, and published Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, a rollicking New York Times best-selling memoir about his time working inside a cult-like tech startup run by Millennials. Dan has written for the New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, and many others. He’s quick on his feet, loves doing Q&A, and will have your audience in stitches with his laugh-out-loud stories and self-deprecating wit. He aims to entertain but also to inform, leaving your audience with new ideas and a fresh perspective.