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.
A visual overview of Tom’s life and adventures
From 18 years as a San Francisco Chronicle reporter.
Building things, working with people, getting results.
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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.