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