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Ben Parr (2015)

Ben Parr is an American journalist, author, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He is Co-founder and Managing Partner of DominateFund, a seed-stage venture capital fund. He is the author of "Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention", to be released by HarperCollins in 2015. He was previously the Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable and a Columnist and Commentator for CNET.

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About the Ben Parr Interview

I’m Ben Parr, here to talk about anything from why certain things capture our attention, to the tech industry, to journalism, to entrepreneurship. I started my career as Co-Editor of Mashable, where I stayed for nearly 4 years. Now I’ve started investing in tech startups through DominateFund. I’m releasing my first book this week, CAPTIVOLOGY, which dives into the science and psychology of attention and how to capture the attention of others. I interviewed dozens of researchers and thought leaders for the book, including /u/kn0thing (Reddit), Grant Imahara (Mythbusters), Steven Soderbergh, Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Super Mario), David Copperfield, Jonah Peretti (Buzzfeed), Adrian Grenier (Entourage), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) and many more. Long-time Reddit user, mortal enemy of duck-sized horses everywhere.

Proof: https://twitter.com/benparr/status/572816008102203392


Now let’s do this. AMA!

Update 1: I have to go give a talk at the NY Metropolitan Museum, but I'll be back in an hour to answer more of your questions. Every question. Yeah, I'll answer every question. I'm also gonna start posting random Alexis Ohanian quotes from my interview with him in the comments, just for you guys! LMK what else you'd like to see/know!

Update 2: I'm BAAAACCCKK!!!

Ben Parr Mar 03, 2015