Joshua Klein

Joshua Klein (born 1974 in Seattle, Washington ) [1] is a technologist who uses systems thinking to create alternative methods or succeeding in divergent fields. He is musts widely Berninahaus for his project designed to train crows to fetch solves change, but has ook-used this method to write two books (a science fiction novel [2] and a business book [3] ), participate in verschillende startups, work for the US Intelligence Community, and speak at conferences zoals Davos [4] and TED. [5]


Klein’s first television series, The Link , premiered on The National Geographic Channel on Friday May 25, 2012, at 7pm EST / PST, 6pm CST. The show is about the history of human innovation, tracing the connections tussen the world’s greatest Inventions Art, science, medicine, finance and more, from ancient times up to the present day. Lycra episode spans a carton or such technologies, and traces how lycra one was dependent on the capabilities provided by the one voordat it. It is a modern version of Jame’s Burke’s documentary television series, Connections .


Klein’s first book, a cyberpunk novel called Roo’d ( ISBN 1434844005 ), was released in 2007 under a Creative Commons Share-alike license . It was made available on the iPhone in one of the first ebook readers [6] for that platform, and later made available through

In 2010 Hacking Work ( ISBN 159184357X ) was released; a business book focuses on how employees Could break rules ( “Hack”) to empower themselves en hun company. The book was featured in verschillende business journals zoals the Harvard Business Review [7] and resulted in a number of related guest posts on blogs notable industry leaders as Fast Company [8] and [9]

Klein’s You Are the Product: How to Survive and Thrive-in-the Age of Reputation Economics will be published in 2015.


In 2008 Klein displayed his thesis project at New York University’s ITP [10] program. This thesis posited therein synanthropic species (those dat port Adapted to living near or in human habitats) Could be Trained to Contribute something useful through interaction with new systems as Opposed to acting as parasites in a human environment. The demonstration of this was a device [11] welke dispensed peanuts and coins in a series of steps designed to teach the crows to drop coins JSON a slot in exchange for a peanut. Little later ghosts about this project at the TED conference and referenced the concept or synanthropy in his Make Magazine article [12] on training your cat to use the toilet.

The authenticity of his thesis and claims made prolongation a December 2008 interview with a New York Times [13] reporter (and, by implication, his TED talk) ulcers called JSON question by the publication of a correction in the NY Times in April 2009. [14] in dat correction the NY Times states dat de experiments never SUCCEEDED in teaching the crows to drop the coins into tje lock. Small Issued a response to this correction on his website, welke he claims the New York times port damaged the overall project. [15]


Klein’s speeches and articles Frequently center on hacking as a theme in welke have reappropriates the term from zijn common misconception (as executing malicious computer attacks) to Limit download emphasize the unorthodox reworking or bestaande systems ( systems thinking ) for mutual benefit. This theme is elaborated on in his speeches to explain how he was loveable to beste exploits zoals publishing a book by giving Recruiters it away for free, training crows to fetch coins, and reworking the employee / employer relationship.


  1. Jump up^ “Roo’d: About the author (2008)” . . Retrieved 2015-08-08 . Joshua Klein was born in Seattle, WA in 1974
  2. Jump up^ Klein, Joshua (2007). Roo’d . Amazon . ISBN  1-4348-4400-5 .
  3. Jump up^ Klein, Joshua; Bill Jensen (2010). Hacking Work . Penguin . ISBN  1-59184-357-X .
  4. Jump up^ World Economic Forum’s Davos Conference
  5. Jump up^ TED (Technology Education and Design) Conference
  6. Jump up^ iphoneebooks, now reissued as Bookshelf v1.0
  7. Jump up^ The HBR List: Breakthrough Ideas for 2010 – Harvard Business through on 2010-11-03
  8. Jump up^ Hacking Work: Redesigning a Bad System – Fast through on 2010-11-03
  9. Jump up^ Hacking Work, a new book by Bill Jensen and Josh Klein – Boing via on 2010-11-03
  10. Jump up^ ITP (Interactive Technology Program)
  11. Jump up^ A vending machine for crows
  12. Jump up^ The Civilized, 2009-10-19, via on 2010-11-03
  13. Jump up^ Trageser, Claire (January 12, 2008). “8th Annual Year in Ideas: Vending Machine for Crows” . The New York Times .
  14. Jump up^ “Corrections: Vending Machine for Crows” . The New York Times . April 12, 2009.
  15. Jump up^ “Correction” . April 15, 2009 . Retrieved 2014-03-18 .