about bark/bite

bark/bite is a place for David Grady to park his writing projects, new and old. Some of it is just silly noise (bark), and some of it tries really hard to leave a lasting mark (bite). Pretty high-concept, huh?  Clever.  So, thanks for visiting. And since you asked…

David Grady is a writer, speaker, information security specialist, dad, and yes, a dog lover. He’s also a former contributing reporter for The Boston Globe, was assistant editor of The Boston Ledger group of newspapers, and was a columnist for Microsoft’s Boston Sidewalk online city guide. Dave was also a former media advisor to two Boston mayors – Ray Flynn and Tom Menino – and taught web marketing and writing classes at Emerson College and Suffolk University back in the day.  Improbably, he was Editor of Monster.com sometime in the 1990s.

David is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) (go figure) and has a Masters and a Bachelors in Communications, both from Suffolk University in Boston.   His 1998 article “Cyber-barbarians at the Gate,” published in the Public Relations Society of America’s Strategist magazine, established David as an early thought-leader on the impact of social media on journalism and public relations. That was kinda cool at the time.

David has blogged for Verizon‘s information security blog and recently started blogging about business travel for the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resorts company.

David’s YouTube video “The Conference Call” has been viewed more than 1 million times.

Some people really liked it.

David’s TED Talk on “How to Save The World (or at least yourself) From Bad Meetings” has been watched more than 2 million times and translated into 37 languages.

Still, some people really hated it.

Having recently turned 50 52, Dave is demonstrating his mid-life anxiety by joining Instagram, setting up this blog, and running the occasional 5K charity road race.  It’s not always pretty.