An internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political
and social trends, JOEL KOTKIN is the author of the widely acclaimed,
best-selling book, THE NEW GEOGRAPHY, How the Digital Revolution
is Reshaping the American Landscape, which was published in paperback
in October 2001 by Random House.
Kotkin is a
Senior Fellow at the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at Pepperdine
University and a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute in Santa
For three years,
he was Business Trends Analyst for KTTV/Fox Television in Los Angeles
where, in 1994, he won the Golden Mike Award for Best Business Reporting
on the changing dynamics of the entertainment industry.
Mr. Kotkin wrote
the highly-acclaimed monthly "Grass Roots Business" column
in the New York Times' Sunday Money & Business section for nearly
three years. He is currently a columnist with Reis.com, and a contributing
editor to the Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion Section. For five
years he served as West Coast editor for Inc. Magazine and continues
to contribute on a regular basis. His work has also appeared in
The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes ASAP.
He is the author
of four other books: TRIBES: How Race, Religion and Identity Determine
Success In the New Global Economy, (Random House, 1993) which traces
the connection between ethnicity and business success -- how in-group
loyalties are becoming the driving force in the new global economy.
TRIBES has been published in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and German.
He co-authored THE THIRD CENTURY -- America's Resurgence in the
Asian Era, (Crown,1988). This title was translated into Japanese
and Chinese, with a special English edition published for the Pacific
His first book,
CALIFORNIA, INC. (Crown,1982) dealt with California's links to the
emergent powers of the Pacific Rim. Kotkin's novel, THE VALLEY,
was published in 1983 by Bantam Books.
A history of
Cities from the earliest settlements to the present is the subject
of Kotkin's next book, to be published by Modern Library, a division
of Random House.
Mr. Kotkin lectures
widely in the United States, Japan and Europe and has addressed
both Democratic and Republican Congressional groups. He has testified
before the Joint Economic Committee of the Congress, the State of
California Economic Strategy Panel and is highly sought after as
a speaker by major business and financial organizations.
Mr. Kotkin attended
the University of California, Berkeley. A native New Yorker, he
has been living in California since 1971. Mr. Kotkin has a daughter,
Ariel, and lives in North Hollywood, California.