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Founded and grew what has become the largest circulation source of business and finance information for the North American Wine Industry. Continue to write books, advise VCs and tech start-ups.
Continue to write books, advise VCs and tech start-ups.
Wrote Perfect Killer (a thriller), advised LynuxWorx, created ebooks of my thrillers and non-fiction books, developed lewisperdue.com and a supporting network of 37 web sites to promote books and other businesses, helped my son develop his computer programming and security business (YourTechWorx.Com).
Perdue was the founder of Pocketpass and served in various capacities including Chairman CEO, and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Perdue was the architect of the Pocketpass transaction and phone card system, drove the vision for a series of strategic partnerships that made it the premier "brick-to-click" payment system. He also conceived and designed Tibanna, the world's only integrated Digital Rights Management and micropayment system which allows autonomous, standalone digital goods to be protected and sold by any method.
Extensive entrepreneurial, business and World Wide Web operations management and software design experience. A recognized expert in marketing, the media and entertainment. In addition to consulting for a wide range of Internet e-commerce companies, IdeaWorx owns a number of book and premium content web sites of its own.
SmartWired was an integrated print and Web information company serving wine consumers and the wine trade. It continues in business as Winebusiness.Com
Wine Business Publications was incorporated into SmartWired in February, 1996. Launched two publications (Wine Business Insider, 1991; Wine Business Monthly, 1994)
Renaissance was a marketing and communications consulting firm specializing in telecommunications technology companies ranging from NEC to start-up and early stage companies such as Kalpana (now part of Cisco) and LynuxWorks.
Managed the Silicon Valley, Northern California and Pacific Northwest region for this large multinational communications consulting firm. Oversaw a staff that managed accounts ranging from tech start-ups to General Electric Credit and Upjohn.
Supervised accounts for this nationally renowned technology public relations and communications firm including the Hewlett-Packard account that included multiple divisions accounting for almost 1/3 of the company(by dollar volume).
Taught courses in beginning and advanced jouralism. Advised student reporters at the Daily Bruin.
Covered the White House, Congress, U.S. Supreme Court and Congress for daily newspapers. Won several prizes for investigative reporting. Sent one Congressman to jail. (It was a start).
BUSINESS JOURNALISM: Articles in Forbes ASAP, Barron's, Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch, TheStreet.Com, California Business, California Magazine, LA Magazine, LA Times. Awarded Los Angeles Press Club Award for business journalism. Frequently Interviewed on CNBC, CNN Business. Founded Wine Business Publications, the largest circulation trade journals for the North American wine industry. Founded Wine Industry Insight, first premium-content wine industry digital publication
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: Articles published in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Washington Monthly, The Washington Post, The Nation, Jack Anderson's column. Author: Washington Connection (non-fiction book on KoreaGate based on shredded documents).
COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW: Laurel for exposing unlicensed and illegal gun sales on eBay in my January 22, 1999 column in TheStreet.Com. As a result, eBay prohibited sales of guns.
TECHNOLOGY WRITING: Author: Supercharging Your PC and The High Technology Editorial Guide and Stylebook. Contributor to: PC World, InfoWorld, Publish!, TechWeek, DigitalAge, Dr. Dobb's Journal, Embedded Systems Journal; columnist for Computer Currents; editor of PC Management Letter.
SCIENCE WRITING: Articles in New Scientist; Clarion Award winner for investigative article (New West/California Magazine) on previously unknown healthhazards of coal-fired electrical generating plants. Author of The French Paradox, Beyond, the best-selling book on alcohol and health;
DAILY JOURNALISM: Washington bureau correspondent (covering the White House and Congress), Dow Jones/Ottaway Newspapers, States News Service and for the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Sentinel; reporter, Elmira (N.Y.) Star-Gazette, Ithaca (N.Y.) Journal; weekly columnist, Gannett News Service; Editorial page editor, Santa Monica Evening Outlook (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing).
JOURNALISM TEACHING: Lecturer, University of California at Los Angeles; Advisor to The UCLA Daily Bruin (student newspaper); instructor, Cornell University.
TRAVEL/FOOD/WINE WRITING: Former CEO of and regular contributor to Smart Wine Magazine; author of The VINOfile, a syndicated consumer wine column.
Author of travel/dining guidebook, The Country Inns of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia; contributor to Travel & Leisure, Travel/Holiday, Los Angeles Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, Country Gentleman.
FICTION WRITING: Author of the following novels:
NON-FICTION BOOKS: Author of the following non-fiction books:
In addition to the above, I have: