For the past 15 years, I’ve worked as a feature writer for a variety of American magazines. My recent stories, which you can find by clicking on the “articles” tab at the top of this page, tend to explore the intersections of science, engineering, business, and society. At least to me, that’s where the most interesting things happen.

I’ve written quite a bit about the innovative process. I’ve also written quite a bit about Silicon Valley—indeed, I’ve travelled there more times than I can recall. But I’ve spent all of my life on the east coast. These days, I live in New Jersey with my wife and kids. My first book, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, was published by Penguin Press in 2012; you can read more about it by clicking here. I’m presently working on a science-oriented book for Random House about the past, present, and future of Greenland.

The photo at the top of this page, of an ice-choked Disko Bay near the village of Ilulissat, was taken with my iPhone in September 2014.