Nick Thompson reading an issue of The Atlantic.

Nicholas Thompson is the CEO of The Atlantic. He was formerly the editor-in-chief of WIRED. He’s also 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, 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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Nick’s feature subjects include chaos at Facebook, running while old, and his long friendship with Stalin’s daughter.

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Speaking & interviews

Nick has given talks about the future of technology, and how it is changing our world, in 35 states and 10 countries.
Cover of Nick Thompson's book, The Hawk and the Dove


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.”
Nick Thompson Sitting on Couch
Credit: Brian Ach/Getty Images for Wired.

The Most Interesting Thing in Tech

Nick often records short videos where he discusses the most interesting story in technology that day. Follow Nick on LinkedIn to get these on your feed.