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An Afternoon With Brandon Stanton


By Patrick Daniel, Contributor  When Maggie Williams, Director of the Institute of Politics, introduced Brandon Stanton to the audience at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum this week, Stanton’s story was celebrated as “an American tale of never giving up,” and his blog as “a quintessence of America’s great city.” Stanton is the author of […]

Eliminating Desire


By Patrick Daniel   “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  Proverbs 4:23 When Facebook launched on February 4, 2004 its popularity quickly spread around Harvard. For students the social network was a tool to stay in touch with other students. Mark Zuckerberg, however, had a bigger vision. He […]

Reflections on Eric Schmidt’s May 2014 Address to HKS


By Patrick Daniel As the Austrian-born American management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “What gets measured gets managed.” When Eric Schmidt visited the Harvard Kennedy School last spring, everyone listened. Insights from the Executive Chairman of Google were in such high demand that students filled all three levels of the auditorium. The talk hosted by […]

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