Lynn Pinker Hurst

Lynn Pinker Hurst is a writer, speaker, and educator. She has written essays for the New York Times, The Washington Post,, and other publications. A former staff writer with Business Week in New York and editor-at-large of Inc Magazine in San Francisco, Lynn writes about management issues on her blog “Management Tips of the Month” at She is president of Management Tips of the Month, Inc., and a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle’s management section. She also writes an ” Execution ” column for’s manager’s section, “Management Tip of the Month. Lynn was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. She attended Brandeis University and graduated with honors from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She lives in Moraga, California, with her husband and fellow author Richard Hurst.

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Lynn Hurst was raised in the Midwest. This background influences her writing style and way of thinking, which are distinctively American. Her writing style is characterized by clear, concise prose and a natural rhythm, always unmistakable as she writes with lyricism. She is known for her ability to understand and appreciate the complexity of human behavior and its impact on society.

Lynn’s approach to writing, speaking, and teaching is characterized by integrating seemingly disparate concepts into a coherent whole using her quintessential American perspective. Her use of words and phrases  is a definitive characteristic of her style, and she does not hesitate to introduce quotes from literature, films, and other art from various parts of the world. She is known for her inclination toward using humor in all aspects of her writing, including the titles of her columns.

Lynn is also a brain researcher interested in how human thinking works and how it can be improved through better technology. Her work has focused primarily on the mind’s ability to store images.

Lynn Hurst’s best-known writing is a 1996 article in The New Republic called “The Blank Slate,” cited by Stephen Jay Gould, Noam Chomsky, and many others. The article challenged the idea that humans are born as blank slates and that everything we learn throughout our life comes from social learning and experience.