Nicholas Thompson is the CEO of The Atlantic, a position he has held since February 2021. He was formerly the editor-in-chief of WIRED. He’s also a contributor to CBS News, a frequent public speaker–who gives talks and moderates events around the world–and an occasional musician with three albums of instrumental acoustic guitar music. He was previously the editor of newyorker.com, a co-founder of the multi-media publishing company the Atavist, and the author of The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War. Read more about Nick.

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Writing

Nick’s feature subjects include chaos at Facebook, running while old, and his long friendship with Stalin’s daughter.

Books

Nick normally covers the future, but he also has written a book about the past: “The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War.”
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Speaking & Interviews

Nick delivers keynote speeches, moderates panels, and hosts interviews at events around the world.

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The Most Interesting Thing in Tech

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