Welcome to beyond the times. My name is Walter Frick and I’m an editor and writer, interested in economics, technology, media, forecasting, and the psychology of decision-making and belief. Here’s a sampling of my work and interests.
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I’m currently a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review, where I was previously a senior editor and deputy editor of HBR.org. I’m also a contributing editor at ProMarket, a publication of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago. I’m the founding editor of Nonrival, a newsletter that publishes crowdsourced economic forecasts, and I’m an INFER Pro Forecaster. I’ve been an executive editor at Quartz, a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and an Assembly Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. I’ve also written for for The Atlantic, MIT Technology Review, Nieman Lab, The Boston Globe, and the BBC, among other publications.
I started this blog in 2009 to write about how the internet was changing how we communicate and collaborate. Today it’s a place for me to write about that, but also economics, public policy, media, epistemology, and whatever else I’m thinking about.