Who is William Gurstelle?

Named to Wired Magazine’s Smart List, William Gurstelle is an energetic speaker who delivers spot-on messages on technology, travel, and intelligent risk taking.

In depth feature stories about Bill and his ideas have run in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, the London Daily Telegraph, National Public Radio, PBS, Radio Canada, and scores of other media outlets.

Best Selling Author
Because of his fresh, new ideas and easy writing style, William is among the best known authors in his field. His best sellers include Absinthe and Flamethrowers, Backyard Ballistics, and Adventures from the Technology Underground. More than a half million copies of his books have been sold.

National Magazine Columnist
In addition to his books, Bill writes frequently for national magazines. He is a masthead-listed contributing editor for Popular Mechanics and Make Magazine, and writes for Wired, the Atlantic, and Popular Science. Online, he is a frequent contributor to Men's Journal, BoingBoing, Makezine, and Gizmodo.

Travel Writer
Bill is a busy travel writer whose work appears in newspapers, magazines, and websites. Recent travel articles, originally written for outlets such as Men's Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, are online at www.PeregrinationNation.com

Popular Speaker
Bill has given lectures to groups all over the world including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His clients include small to medium sized companies, Fortune 500 firms, universities, travel organizations, and non-profits. In addition, he has presented at TED, GEL, O'Reilly foo-camp, the Intel ISEF, and is a course developer and presenter for the Teaching Company's Great Courses series.

Idea Man
Feature articles about Bill, his books, and his ideas have appeared in many major media outlets, including the ones below. To read a few, click here.