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Richard L. Brandt is a journalist with over 20 years’ experience covering science, technology and business. He is currently writing a technology/business book about Google Inc.

He is the author of “Capital Instincts: Life As An Entrepreneur, Financier and Athlete” (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) about the life of technology investment banker Thomas W. Weisel. He was editor and director of business development at eFounders LLC, a startup creating a secondary market for private securities, from late 1999 to May, 2001. From 1995 to late 1999, Mr. Brandt served as Executive Editor, then Editor-in-Chief, of Upside magazine, and remained a columnist at Upside until April, 2001. His journalism career started at Business Week magazine in 1981, where he was a full-time correspondent until 1995. Before that he worked at Dupont Co. as a chemical engineering technician for two years. He has a BA in microbiology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and studied mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and engineering at University of Delaware.

Mr. Brandt was a recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991. He was a recipient of a Science Journalism Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1981.

In 1986 he won a National Magazine Award while at Business Week magazine. Other awards include: Atlantic Monthly Award; Acer/Boston Computer Museum Award; Computer Press Association Award; Deadline Club Award; Maggie Award (Western Magazine Publishers Assoc.) and Washington Monthly Award; Mr. Brandt has been a frequent commentator/speaker on CNNfn, National Public Radio, Yahoo Finance Vision, other local and national broadcasts, and industry events.

Interests

playing with my daughter, kayaking, woodworking, running on the beach with my dog, reading good fiction, following the news, talking to interesting people, railing against george w. bush, exploring the possibilities of green living.