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Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1957 in Grayslake, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Wasik is a Grayslake native. He earned his BA and MA from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

John F. Wasik is the author of nineteen books, including Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla. His columns, blogs, and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reuters, Forbes, and Bloomberg News. In 2018, Wasik was named an Illinois Road Scholar for the Illinois Humanities Council. His speaking engagements on technology, history, investing, and innovation reach global audiences.

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