Tom Abate, Public Editor-at-Large

From the sidewalks of New York to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, I’ve been a fruit peddler, sailor, business man and newspaper reporter. I’m pictured here in Oakland, California, ready to peddle my expertise in high-tech, biotech, economics and manufacturing, as well as my lifelong interests in agriculture and China. A skilled researcher and reporter, I make the complex easy to understand, paving the way for persuasion and action.


The Tomline

A visual overview of Tom’s life and adventures

Selected Writings

From 18 years as a San Francisco Chronicle reporter.

Startups, Turnarounds & Brags

Building things, working with people, getting results.

Will Work for You

Visit the Guest Page or email tom (at) tomabate (dot) com.


Fear of the Unknown Justified or Not?

I’ve  always been a science fiction fan and none too discriminating in my tastes, which range from the classic Star Trek to the edgy Babylon 5 and the preposterous StarGate series. Now a NASA study suggests humankind might not rush to boldly go where none have gone before.


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