Heather Clancy


Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism life as a business writer with United Press International in New York. She holds a B.A. in English literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and has a thing for Lewis Carroll.

I am fascinated about how businesses of all sizes can transform their operations through technology -- not just to make themselves more efficient, but to rise above their competitors. That's the theme for my two ZDNet blogs, Small Business Matters and Next-Gen Partner. For SmartPlanet, I'm focused on profiling inspirational and controversial business leaders who have great leadership lessons to share. I also write regularly and passionately about corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues for GreenBiz.com. Occasionally, I will pop up at an industry conference in some sort of speaking capacity. In cases where an engagement involves a sponsor that may be covered in this blog, that fact will be disclosed in coverage as appropriate. My corporate writing work usually consists of crafting research white papers about some aspect of technology or moderating Webcasts. In the event that my commentary (in written, audio or video form) mentions a company for which I have provided consulting advice, I will disclose that fact. However, there is no connection between these projects and topics that I cover in my blogs.

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Have you seen this truck?

Have you seen this truck?

This is a photo of the new eTec Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (HICE) Silverado truck, developed by Electric Transportation Engineering Corp. (aka eTec), which is a subsidiary of ECOtality.

February 22, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Could green building materials also be longer lasting?

Could green building materials also be longer lasting?

One thing that frustrates my home renovation expert and bonafide contractor husband to no end is the shoddy quality of the construction materials, fixtures and other doo-dads that his customers buy at a certain uber home supply company that has managed to put most local hardware stores out of business. Thus the blog I posted the other day about green building products company Serious Materials was inspired as much by a concern over quality as green issues.

November 26, 2007 by in Tech Industry