Linda Stone

Director's Office
  • Consultant
  • Advisory Council Member

Viewed as a thought leader on attention, trends, and generational values, Linda Stone’s work has been referenced in The New York Times, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and The Economist among other publications. Stone spent nearly twenty years as a senior executive in high technology. She contributed to pioneering efforts in multimedia at Apple, and to pioneering efforts in social computing at Microsoft. She ultimately worked for the CEOs of both Apple and Microsoft. Stone is known for coining the phrases continuous partial attention, email apnea, screen apnea, and conscious computing. She combines consulting, researching, writing, speaking, and advising, and serves on a number of for-profit and not-for-profit advisory boards.

Viewed as a thought leader on attention, trends, and generational values, Linda Stone’s work has been referenced in The New York Times, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and The Economist among other publications. Stone spent nearly twenty years as a senior executive in high technology. She contributed to pioneering efforts in multimedia at Apple, and to pioneering efforts in social computing at Microsoft. She ultimately worked for the CEOs of both Apple and Microsoft. Stone is known for coining the phrases continuous partial attention, email apnea, screen apnea, and conscious computing. She combines consulting, researching, writing, speaking, and advising, and serves on a number of for-profit and not-for-profit advisory boards.