About

I’m currently editor-at-large at Fast Company magazine, where I write—and, on occasion, edit—features on innovation and technology. Between 2004 and 2011, I worked as a writer at The New York Times Magazine, where I wrote about science, business, society, and (sometimes) economics. You can find most of my magazine work by clicking on the “articles” tab at the top of this page. In March 2012 Penguin Press published The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. This is my first book.

I’ve travelled to California and Silicon Valley 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.

You can follow my not-very-frequent twitter posts at @jongertner.