As we ponder the future of humanity in our hyperconnected world, we must remember that each one of us is a generator and arbiter of data.
In this rarely-seen side of the gig economy, we follow Taobao model Pin’er through a fairly typical 13-hour work day.
How can parents talk about money with their children, imparting wisdom, values and lessons learned, when most children won’t even engage in a conversation?
Growing up, writer Ashley C. Ford’s family had a complicated relationship with money. Here, she shares what that meant then and what it means now.
Symmetry has the unusual distinction that it is fundamental both to the way the world works and to the extent to which we are capable of understanding it.
The oil boom, the rise of microelectronics, and a stint in venture capital all led to Carlota finding her tribe: fellow thinkers making sense of market transformations. Here’s how it happened.
Bessie Schwarz went from selling solar system maps at the Discovery Channel Store to a scientist equipping the World Bank with flood vulnerability data that has the potential to protect millions of vulnerable people.
If condom companies can advertise on Facebook and Viagra can plaster ads all over mainstream television, why are sexual health companies that champion women and non-binary folks penalized unfairly?
A mid-century example of viral marketing, Paint by Numbers was also an accidental object lesson in creativity and ownership.
The trouble with math is not, after all, the equations, or the computations. It’s the feelings it engenders.
Can AlphaGo teach us anything substantive about financial markets? The principles of the financial markets are more qualitative and mysterious than games. Still, there are rules. And parameters. And these can be learned.
To some people, batteries are used to power electronics. To others, they’re the next wave of transportation. To some, they’re for strapping to your face to reach hitherto unparalleled levels of mental capacity.
Our inaugural event brought finance and literature together with four extraordinary authors reading about what work means today – and what it might mean tomorrow.
Space is at a premium in the subway. Ads are a reality. So why are we all so bent out of shape over the PolicyGenius ads?
The greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it.
From company towns to the gig economy, ways of thinking about our relationship with work are shifting.
Mark Zuckerberg is experiencing his ‘Frankenstein moment’ but this analogy detracts our attention from the most significant matter at hand: the future regulation of social media.
Algorithms should not be allowed to fail quietly. Promises of a better future need to be accompanied, or preceded, by promises of better algorithmic recipes.
In the struggle to maintain control over personal data, we often sacrifice sovereignty for convenience.
A rare peek at the solitary life of a lighthouse keeper, whose work will soon be completely replaced by automation.
Corporations, non-profits, governments, universities and even preschools test, score and hire the best. This all but guarantees not creating the best team.
Talking to My Daughter about the Economy is the first post-post-modern parenting book. This is parental love haunted by hypocrisy.
For technology to keep up, it has to think like a person again.
Financial markets are more vulnerable than ever to another fast, unexpected, quant-driven fluctuation.
Ben LeBlanc had the MBA, the international experience, and the big firm clout. But when he took stock of his career ambitions, he realized it was time to trade the cush for the couche couche.
Create an ecosystem with a particular opportunity, and a suitably talented person will shape something new.
Coyotes can change the world. Coyotes WILL change the world. But not if they misplay the meta-game. Not if they hang out with raccoons.
It’s hard to believe, but the solution to the free-for-all of the internet really is by invitation only.
It is no wonder that some of my students are doubtful that philosophers have anything useful to say about science.
For most people, finance is at best something to be tolerated, endured. Avoided when possible.
For Arlan Hamilton, one of the country’s few Black gay female VCs, Silicon Valley is on the edge of a revolution.
Carlota Perez has inspired students of economic theory—and a who’s-who of venture capitalists—to consider where today’s innovation sits in the context of what she calls a “a great surge.”
AHFR17 offered a safe space to take a hike from regular day-to-day life, unplug and let the crisp alpine air hit your face. Also, selfies.
Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment—both intellectual and financial—by philosophers, scientists and the Silicon Valley set.
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment that a joke becomes a meme. Is it the first time it’s retold? Is it the first thousand times? There’s no logic to the process. You just know it when you see it.
Pigs no longer need magic to save their lives. They need crowdfunding. Wilbur, meet Esther.