Who is he: George F. Gilder is Chairman of George Gilder Fund Management, LLC and host of the Gilder Telecosm Forum. Gilder is also a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute where he directs Discovery's program on high technology and public policy, and the former Editor in Chief of the "Gilder Technology Report" (published by Forbes Inc., 1996-2007).
Born in 1939 in New York City, Gilder attended Exeter Academy and Harvard University. At Harvard, Gilder studied under Henry Kissinger and helped found Advance, a journal of political thought, which he edited and helped to re-establish in Washington, DC after his graduation in 1962.
During this period Gilder co-authored The Party That Lost Its Head. Gilder later returned to Harvard as a fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Politics and editor of the Ripon Forum. In the 1960s Gilder also served as a speechwriter for several prominent officials and candidates, including Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney and Richard Nixon.
In the 1970s, as an independent researcher and writer, Gilder began an excursion into the causes of poverty, which resulted in his books Men and Marriage (1972) and Visible Man (1978); and hence, of wealth, which led to his best-selling Wealth and Poverty (1981).
In 1996 Gilder was made a Fellow of the International Engineering Consortium. The investigation into wealth creation led Gilder into deeper examination of the lives of present-day entrepreneurs, culminating in many articles and a book, The Spirit of Enterprise (1986). A subsequent book, Life After Television, was a prophecy of the future of computers and telecommunications and a prelude to his book on the future of telecommunications, Telecosm (2000). The Silicon Eye (2005 and 2006), is a two-part series about the future of technology. The description of Gilder's latest book, The Israel Test (2009), states: "Gilder reveals Israel as a leader of human civilization... Tiny Israel stands behind only the United States in its contributions to the hi-tech economy."
Background: George Gilder is Chairman of George Gilder Fund Management, LLC and host of the Gilder Telecosm Forum. Gilder is also a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute where he directs Discovery's program on high technology and public policy, and the former Editor in Chief of the Gilder Technology Report (published by Forbes Inc., 1996-2007).
Gilder pioneered the formulation of supply-side economics when he served as Chairman of the Lehrman Institute's Economic Roundtable, as Program Director for the Manhattan Institute, and as a frequent contributor to A.B. Laffer's economic reports and the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. In the 1980s Gilder also consulted leaders of America's high technology businesses.
According to a study of presidential speeches, George Gilder was President Reagan's most frequently quoted living author. In 1986, President Reagan gave Gilder the White House Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Gilder hosts the Gilder Telecosm Forum and co-hosts (with Steve Forbes) the annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference.
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