Adam Lashinsky is executive editor of Fortune Magazine, where he has written about Silicon Valley and Wall Street since 2001. For two years before joining Fortune full time he was a contributing columnist. Lashinsky oversees editorial programming for all Fortune conferences, including Fortune Brainstorm Tech, of which he is editorial director, and the Fortune Global Forum, which he co-chairs. In addition, he is a weekly panelist on the Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto on Business” program on Saturday mornings.
Lashinsky’s cover-story subjects in Fortune have included Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, Google and Nike. He also has written in-depth articles on Wells Fargo, Intel, Oracle, eBay, Twitter, and the venture-capital industry, as well as on diverse topics from San Francisco politics to oil-exploration technology to the post-Katrina economic recovery of New Orleans. His first book, Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired – and Secretive – Company Really Works, was published in 2012 and was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. His second book, Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination, which was release in May 2017.
Prior to joining Fortune, Lashinsky was a columnist for The San Jose Mercury News and TheStreet.com. Before moving to California, he was a reporter and editor for Crain's Chicago Business. As a Henry Luce Scholar, he also worked for a year in Tokyo as a reporter for the Nikkei Weekly, the English-language version of Japan's main economic daily. He began his career in the Washington, D.C., bureau of Crain Communications.
A native of Chicago, Lashinsky earned a degree in history and political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.