Geckoboard Co-founder and CEO, Paul Joyce, talks to Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet, about ethics, fiduciary responsibility, conscious information consumption and how to develop a smart information diet.

Key takeaways:

  • The wider societal impact of low quality information
  • Why low information quality should be treated as a public health problem
  • Knowing the distinction between entertainment and information
  • Why we as consumers need to exercise a level of conscious consumption
  • 3 key tips on how to develop a smart information diet

Ready to start your information diet? Buy Clay's book [here](

Want to know more about information overload? Download [Infomania](/learn/guides/infomania/ "Infomania research report"), a white paper that explores the impact ‘information overload’ can have on business, how to stop it and how to focus on the metrics that matter.

About Clay Johnson

Clay Johnson is best known as the Co-founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama’s online campaign for the presidency in 2008. After leaving Blue State, Johnson was the director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, where he built an army of 2000 developers and designers to build open source tools to give people greater access to government data.

Johnson was awarded the Google/O’Reilly Open Source Organizer of the year in 2009, was one of Federal Computing Week’s Fed 100 in 2010, and won the CampaignTech Innovator award in 2011.