Ben Thompson is the author and founder of Stratechery. He writes (and occasionally consults) about technology with a specific focus on strategy and business. Ben is based in Taipei, Taiwan. He's worked previously at Apple, Microsoft, and Automattic, where he focused on strategy, developer relations, and marketing for Apple University, Windows, and WordPress.com. Ben attended undergrad at the University of Wisconsin, received an MBA from Kellogg School of Management with a focus on strategy and marketing, and an MEM from McCormick Engineering school in Design and Innovation with a focus on human-centered design.