David J. Cord spent fifteen years in the investment industry, as salesman, administrator and hedge fund manager. He has written for publishers as diverse as the Helsinki Times newspaper, European CEO and the Finnish Foreign Ministry. He has been published in ten languages.
His first book, Mohamed 2.0: Disruption Manifesto, was published in 2012. Called ‘simply brilliant’ by Kauppalehti, it tells the story of Mohamed El-Fatatry and the rise and fall of the online social network Muxlim.
Dead Romans is his second book, published in 2013. A mix of historical and literary fiction, Dead Romans is set in and around Ephesus in 166 AD. It consists of three intertwined stories of a shepherd slave boy, the emperor’s mistress and an aspiring writer during a plague outbreak.
The Decline and Fall of Nokia is David’s third book, released in the spring of 2014. The book achieved wide international recognition and was covered by dozens of news outlets, including Helsingin Sanomat, the BBC and the New York Times. A second edition was released in the spring of 2016.
David is currently writing his fourth book and second novel, tentatively titled Blind Dogs of the Sun.
An American by birth, David moved to Finland in 2005. He lives in Helsinki on the shore of the Baltic Sea with his water rescue dog Freyja.
He can be reached at info at davidcord.com.