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Shawn McCarthy

Agent: James Levine Communications Inc.
Framingham, Massachusetts, United States


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Shawn McCarthy is the author of the popular Internet business book "The Art of .COMbat: Ancient Wisdom for the Competitive Economy" ( ) And he's the author of "Engineering Your Way to Success"
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Shawn currently serves as research director for Government Insights, an IDC company. He also writes a column on federal government information technology and Internet issues called "Internaut" for Government Computer News magazine. This column has run in the magazine for over 12 years. Shawn's work has appeared in several other computer and trade magazines, and several of his articles have appeared in The Washington Post and on the Associated Press news wire. As an IDC industry analyst, he is often quoted in trade publications which serve either the computer industry or government operations.

Previously, he developed Lycos Zone (for the Lycos.coom) search engine. The site was named one of the top five kids sites on the Net in the fall of 2001 by US News & World Reports magazine. In the 1990s he also developed the Web sites for Government Computer News, Purchasing magazine, Logistics Management magazine, and Supply Chain Management Review quarterly.

Shawn has won writing awards from United Press International, The Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association and Cahners Publishing. He has a masters degree in educational technologies from The George Washington University and a bachelors degree in mass communication from St. Bonaventure University.

Shawn is interested in developing fiction or non-fiction books around information technology and cyber-culture trends. He is interested in contract or co-writing opportunities for such projects. He's also interested in more traditional business-book projects.

Interests: Internet Business Development & competitive emerging technologies. Government Information technology and government computing. Computers and computer culture. Trend analysis. Data theft and copyright control methods. Content licensing. Educational technol

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Art of .COMbat: Anciet Wisdom for the Competitive Economy
  • The Art of .COMbat: Ancient Wisdom for the Competitive Economy - eBook version
  • Engineer Your Way to success
  • Industry Analyst reports