Author / Journalist / SpeakerI live and work in West Linn, Oregon and have written professionally since 1981.
I’m the author of The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015) and the AARP Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love: The Essential Guide to Reinventing Your Life (Sterling, 2008).
I'm a regular contributor to Communications of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), Baseline magazine, Channel Pro, CIO Insight, CMO and many other business and technology publications.
I've written hundreds of articles, including pieces for AARP, the magazine,American Way, America West, Amtrak’s Arrive, Discover, Engineering Inc., Hemispheres, Industry Week, Home, iQ, Los Angeles, MSNBC/MSN Online, PM Network (The Project Management Institute), Southwest Spirit, Westways, Wired and The Writer.
I also handle corporate assignments--including brochures, speeches,white papers and annual reports. My work has appeared in materials for Charles Schwab & Co., Cisco Systems, Honda, IBM, Intel, Korn/Ferry, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. I've appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including shows on KABC radio in Los Angeles and Fox Television. And I’ve received numerous writing awards, including a Maggie in 1997 for best article in a trade magazine.
I've spoken before many groups and delivered speeches to major organizations.
I am a past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, I’ve served as a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Writer’s Workshop, and I'm an instructor at UCLA’s Writer’s Program.