Donald Katz

DONALD KATZ is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Audible, Inc.,
the leader in secure delivery and management of premium spoken audio
content via the Internet. He is also a respected author, award-winning
magazine journalist lecturer, and business consultant. Mr. Katz is the
author of Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World, which was
published in June, 1994, by Random House. A collection of Katz’s award-
winning magazine stories will be one of the first titles to be published
by AtRandom, Random House’s new digital publishing imprint. He is also
the author of Home Fires: An Intimate Portrait of One Middle-Class
Family in Postwar America, published in 1992 and a finalist for the 1992
National Book Critics Circle Award in general nonfiction. His first
book, The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears, a 1987
national best-seller, won the 1988 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for
nonfiction. He has served as a consultant on editorial, start-up,
content development projects, and digital media issues for Fidelity
Investments, Whittle Communications, Wenner Media and Time-Warner. He
was named the Entrepreneur of the Year for 1999 by Silicon Alley trade
magazine, Alley Cat News. In 1995 he founded Audible Inc., based in
Wayne, NJ, with veteran software pioneer Tim Mott. He was a longtime
Contributing Editor, Business and Technology Columnist for Esquire
Magazine, and a Contributing Editor for Outside, Men’s Journal, and
Worth, as well as a Special Contributor to Sports Illustrated. Mr. Katz
graduated from New York University’s Honors Program in English in 1974.
He worked closely with writer-in-residence Ralph Ellison while at NYU.
He also attended The University of Chicago and The London School of
Economics. He holds an MSc in Economics from LSE

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Donald Katz - Audible Inc (adbl)
November 20, 2000