Welcome to beyond the times. My name is Walter Frick and I’m an editor and writer, interested in economics, data, digital technology, and the media.
I’m currently Deputy Editor, HBR.org, at Harvard Business Review where I edit and write about business, technology, and economics. I was a 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, researching how machine learning will impact explanatory journalism. I am a 2019 participant in Assembly, a Harvard/MIT program on AI ethics, governance, and policy. I’ve also written 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, and whatever else I’m thinking about.