Charles Fishman has been writing for the business magazine Fast Company
since the first issue in 1995. Fishman has specialized at Fast Company
in writing about the work and workplaces behind businesses than in writing business news. He has profiled the men and women who staff the nation's only bomb factory, analyzed why the new economy didn't fulfill its promise of improved customer service, and written about the business implications of such diverse technologies as GPS and price-optimization software. Before joining Fast Company
, Fishman was a Washington Post
reporter, a reporter and editor of the Orlando Sentinel
Sunday magazine, and an assistant managing editor at the News & Observer
in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been a Loeb finalist in three of the last four years. Fishman is currently a contributing editor to Fast Company
; he is on leave from his staff position to write a book about Wal-Mart. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, a journalist, and family.