Both my grandfathers fought in WWII. My maternal grandfather, Jack, was a Lieutenant in the armored core, training soldiers how to pilot tanks. He then studied at Khaki College while helping oversee the return of soldiers back to Canada. Led to a career in the early days of the airline industry, retiring as the VP, […]
My first start-up was an MMO company. My role was to design the socioeconomic and governance structures for an online world. It was wonderfully geeky opportunity for a 20-year-old political theory major and gamer. As Raph Koster has written, the advent of many-to-many live video (Facebook Live; Periscope) and augmented reality gaming (Pokemon Go) has […]
The Consumer Reports engagement team is trending towards a 19.2% increase (!!!) in the conversion rate of our campaign pages. (In case it’s not clear: that’s a big deal.) The test has yet to resolve, but it’s exciting none-the-less. We’ve been ramping up our AB testing capacity. We’ve had robust testing frameworks in place around […]
The light and dark of America’s two most dominant traits As a Canadian, I grew up in a place that is almost but not quite the USA. We consume the same culture, eat the same food, work in the same industries. American and Canadian values are closely aligned. But they differ in two big ways. […]
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The for-profit appropriation of social movements is in full swing. When companies like @Uber organize "grassroots" efforts, who's the user, and who's being used? http://t.co/yl9zNCmzeQ pic.twitter.com/LwlUJ5BDOL — NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) August 6, 2015 “Rhetoric of philanthropy in pursuit of profit — strategy at which Coursera has shown exceptional skill” https://t.co/V7v3yIKOJj ^ @podehaye — Frank Pasquale […]
Those who know me well know I spend every free minute and dollar working on the design and construction of my home. It’s a passion I inherited from my mother, my frequent companion on adventures to salvage yards. My family is moving to New York. I’ve been offered an amazing role, which I’ll post about […]