Sean Silverthorne

A journalist and editor since 1980, Sean has spent most of his career covering a wide range of technology and business management topics. In past lives he held editorial roles at C-Net, ZDNet, launched Investor’s Business Daily’s Silicon Valley bureau, and was business editor of the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto. He has interviewed many high-level executives, including Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Michael Dell, Gordon Moore, John Sculley, Steve Case, Alan Shugart, and Michael Spindler (the Apple CEO no one remembers). Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, a website covering new ideas and research from the HBS faculty. He looks most fondly at the six years spent as a general assignment reporter for the Napa Register, where he developed a taste for writing on deadline – and for Carneros-region pinot noir. Sean has BAs in journalism and political science from San Jose State University.