Josh McHugh

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Josh’s experience at the intersection of technology, media and business began 14 years ago at Forbes Magazine, where he chronicled the brainiacs and billionaires behind the turn-of-the-century tech upheaval, while opening Forbes’ Bay area offices. Before joining Attention Span in 2008, he was a Contributing Editor at Wired Magazine and a writer for Vanity Fair, Outside, and shelf loads of other publications. He has also worked as a Copywriter for advertising juggernauts Wieden + Kennedy and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. His Wired story “Drug Test Cowboys,” about professional pharmaceutical trial participants, was optioned by Comedy Central. Josh graduated from Yale in 1992 with a BA in English. His efforts to dunk a basketball are the subject of Dunkumentary, a documentary that screened at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. From 2010 to 2014, Josh served as president of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco’s INFORUM division.

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  • It’s like full malls that are attached to stadiums and green outdoor space and all of that. I think you’re going to see a lot more of that, just a better use of space and stadium operators figuring out how to keep people there longer so you’re not just driving up, going to the game and leaving. You’re making a day of it or maybe an overnight of it.

    28 December 2021