I'm a storyteller thrilled to be living during the greatest revolution in technology and communications in human history. A hundred years from now, historians will be fascinated to look back and wonder what it was like to live during this time of such sweeping transformations in life, work, and culture.
The rise of the internet is democratizing the flow of information in ways that are empowering citizens, students, entrepreneurs, thinkers, creators, and workers in virtually every industry. As a result, it's now much more difficult for small groups of people to control markets or oppress their fellow citizens. If you have a great idea or a better way of doing things, you can now quickly and inexpensively share it with the world. And, if enough people gravitate to it, then you can start a business, create an industry, change a way of thinking, or start a cultural phenomenon.
That's the stuff I love to talk about, think about, and write about. I'm especially interested in the revolutions in science, technology, and media.
I work as a journalist at CBS Interactive as Editorial Director at CNET. Formerly, I was the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For the past two decades, I’ve written about the technologies, companies, and products that are transforming how we live and work in the 21st century. You can find links to some of my favorite stories below.
On my own time, I love listening to audiobooks and podcasts, walking, and taking photos—and I treasure moments with my family above all things. I’m also a Bahá’í, which gives me inspiration, hope for the future of humanity, and respect for people of different backgrounds and beliefs.
My stories on CNET, TechRepublic, and ZDNet
Follow the Geeks
In 2016, I co-authored Follow the Geeks, a book profiling 10 digital innovators and how they offer a glimpse at the future of work. The project itself was an experiment to re-imagine books for the digital age by combining the power of crowdfunding with serial publishing. The book is available in multiple formats: