About Steve

I am a Silicon Valley-based strategy consultant, author, adjunct faculty member and recovering high-tech muckety muck. I bring clarity to complexity, speak truth to BS, help to build great companies and fix them when they break. I’ve been doing that for more than 25 years.

I’m also a blogger who spills his guts here occasionally. This is my outlet for all the lunacy in the world, my calm in the storm of life and most important, a place for you to hang out, gain some perspective on controversial things that matter and join the fray.


The Official Bio

Steve Tobak is a strategy consultant, published author and former senior executive. He currently serves as managing partner of Invisor Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based firm he cofounded 20 years ago, and as adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego Graduate School of Engineering. He previously ran worldwide marketing for several successful technology companies, launching groundbreaking products that brought high technology into our everyday lives.

Steve is the author of Real Leaders Don’t Follow: Being Extraordinary in the Age of the Entrepreneur, and a former business columnist with Fortune, Fox Business, Entrepreneur, Inc., CBS MoneyWatch and CNET. Millions have enjoyed his insightful commentary at the intersection of leadership, technology and culture.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Steve holds a BS in physics and an MS in electrical engineering from Stony Brook University. He started out as a design engineer with Texas Instruments back when computers took up entire rooms, state-of-the-art microchips had thousands of transistors and nobody talked about changing the world, they just did.