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Olympia Yarger

Olympia Yarger filled a knowledge gap in my brain: the beauty of maggots. I never fully appreciated maggots, particularly of the black soldier fly, until I interviewed her. She is helping reshape waste management as the founder and current CEO of Goterra, located in Australia. Her drive towards more efficient farming and reducing food [...]

Katherine Maher

From 2016-2018 I was on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. This organization oversees the thirteen Wikimedia properties including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons, and so on. It’s goal is to provide the infrastructure that makes free knowledge available to everyone. There are more than 200,000 Wikimedia editors and contributors. More than [...]

Jeff Hawkins

Jeff Hawkins founded two mobile computer companies: Palm and Handspring. If you’re not too young, you may have heard of their products: the PalmPilot and the Treo smartphone. Anton Chiang from Cupertino, CA, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons More recently, Jeff founded the Redwood Neuroscience Institute, a scientific organization focused on understanding [...]

Dr. Sinan Aral

Dr. Sinan Aral is the David Austin Professor of Management and Professor, Information Technology and Marketing at MIT. He’s a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University. He has Master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard University. And he has a PhD from MIT. He recently published a book out [...]

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