Paul started out as a reporter for NPR programs including “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.” He then covered Silicon Valley and the high-tech sector as a founding editor of the magazine InfoWorld, and at the San Francisco Examiner and San Jose Mercury News. Through interviewing business leaders, Paul discovered that he had an extraordinary ability to draw out what makes a person special and then convey it quickly and effectively on the page – a talent that enables him to create truly exceptional resumes, cover letters, bios and LinkedIn profiles.
Paul’s time as a journalist gave him privileged access to Silicon Valley pioneers and a ringside seat for the personal computer revolution. He was there to introduce the world to Steve Jobs’s first Macintosh computer and to IBM’s first PC. Paul captured the era in his best seller Fire in the Valley (with Michael Swaine), which was turned into the Emmy-nominated movie Pirates of Silicon Valley and was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Business 2.0 magazine. For his book Fuzzy Logic (with Daniel McNeill), Paul was awarded a Los Angeles Times book award.