What Star Trek Taught Me About Viral Media

“The key to making a good forecast is not in limiting yourself to quantitative information.” — Nate Silver, America’s most successful statistician, looking dapper in 2014. A lot of energy and a lot of resources are being put into third party tools that help us utilize big data for “better” media. (I’ll put “better “in quotes here because sites are… More What Star Trek Taught Me About Viral Media

The Little Sentence That Changed My Life

In 2009, I was in grad school at The University of Pennsylvania, studying non-profit leadership in the School of Social Policy. My academic advisor, Dr. Kenwyn Smith, was a short, fiesty, grey-haired, brilliant, Australian who had a propensity towards sweater vests. He also had a propensity for leading classes that combined (mostly male) Wharton business students with (mostly female) School of Social Policy students. … More The Little Sentence That Changed My Life