Seminars & Colloquia
Author, TV Personality, and Founder of HowStuffWorks.com
"The Accidental Entrepreneur"
Tuesday November 04, 2008 06:00 PM
Location: 1231, EBII
(Visitor parking instructions)
This talk is part of the Fidelity Investment Speaker Series
In addition to being a successful entrepreneur and consultant, Brain is also the author of more than a dozen books including Manna, How Much Does the Earth Weigh?, and The Teenager's Guide to the Real World, now in its tenth printing and selected for the New York Public Library's prestigious â€œBooks for the Teen Ageâ€ list.
An accomplished speaker with an uncanny ability to deliver complex material in a manner that is easily understood by audiences of all types, Brain is a regular guest on radio and TV programs nationwide. He has been featured on CNN, CNN Headline News, Modern Marvels, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2007, he was featured as the host of the National Geographic channelâ€™s "Who Knew? With Marshall Brain", a series of one-hour fact-filled episodes taking the viewer on a journey into the world of product design, manufacturing and testing.
Brain earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rennselaer Polytechnic University and a M.S. in Computer Science from NC State University, where he taught computer science for six years, and was selected as a member of the NC State University Academy of Outstanding Teachers.
He resides in Cary, NC with his wife, Leigh, and their four children.
Host: Corporate Relations, CSC