On tech, the ivory tower, and accountability

Every day, we rely more and more on big data and artificial intelligence to make huge decisions in our lives. But the scholars who should be helping lawmakers and companies use this technology appropriately are falling behind, leaving well-paid lobbyists and the media as educators-in-chief.

One short-term solution: an academic institute focused on algorithmic accountability, with ethical training for engineers and data scientists.

7 steps to content marketing superstardom

It’s easy to forget content’s core purpose in the face of an ever-expanding list of new tactics, trends, data, and content tools. These tips from Forbes will get you back on track and help you bring value to your audience in no time.

Master the basics before you decide to launch that uber-expensive virtual reality project.

In a distracted world, solitude is a competitive advantage

Take it from Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn: “Your focus determines your reality.” Amid a relentless stream of emails, meetings, and stimuli, scheduling periods of alone time to focus on the important stuff is key, says Harvard Business Review.

In 2010, Eric Schmidt, then the CEO of Google, said: “Every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization until 2003.”