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Knowledge@Wharton: August 15, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Ken Auletta (Writer, The New Yorker), Frank Lantz (Director, NYU Game Center, NYU), Soraya Murray (Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media Department, University of California at Santa Cruz), Rick Edmonds (Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), Minyuan Zhao (Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School), Marshall Meyer (Emeritus Professor of Management, The Wharton School), and Ethan Mollick (Professor, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, August 15, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Minyuan Zhao, Jacques DeLisle, and Marshall Meyer

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Jacques deLisle, Minyuan Zhao, Marshall Meyer

Rick Edmonds and John Carroll

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Rick Edmonds, John Carroll

Ken Auletta

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Ken Auletta

Frank Lantz, Ethan Mollick, and Soraya Murray

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Frank Lantz, Soraya Murray, Ethan Mollick

Featured Guests

Ken Auletta

Writer, The New Yorker

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Ken Auletta began contributing to The New Yorker in 1977 and has written the Annals of Communications since 1993. He is the author of eleven books, including “The Underclass” and five Times best-sellers: “Three Blind Mice,”  “The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Superhighway,” “World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies,” “Backstory: Inside the Business of News,” and, most recently, “Googled: The End of the World As We Know It.” He has profiled the leading figures and companies of the Information Age, including Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, and the New York Times. His 2001 Profile of Ted Turner won a National Magazine Award. Previously, he was the chief political correspondent for the New York Post. Following that, he was a staff writer and weekly columnist for the Village Voice and a contributing editor at New York. Between 1977 and 1993, he was a Daily Newscolumnist. He has been a Pulitzer Prize juror, and for more than three decades a judge of the annual Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He has twice served as a board member of PEN, and was a trustee of the Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival. He is at work on a new book.
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Frank Lantz

Director, NYU Game Center, NYU

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Frank Lantz is a New York based game designer and the Director of the NYU Game Center. In 2005, he co-founded Area/Code, a studio that created a variety of games ranging from the early Facebook hit Parking Wars to the abstract puzzle game Drop7. Before starting Area/Code, Frank was the director of game design at the groundbreaking indie developer Gamelab. Frank’s pioneering work on large-scale real-world and location-based games has been widely influential and his writings on games, aesthetics and culture have appeared in a variety of publications.

 

Twitter- @flantz

Site- http://www.franklantz.net
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Soraya Murray

Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media Department, University of California at Santa Cruz

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Professor Soraya Murray is an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on contemporary visual culture, with particular interest in contemporary art, cultural studies and video games. Murray holds a Ph.D. in art history and visual studies from Cornell University. An Associate Professor in the Film & Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she is also principal faculty in the Art and Design: Games and Playable Media Program. Murray’s first book, On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space (2018), focuses on post-9/11 era mainstream games and considers how they both mirror and are constitutive of larger societal fears, dreams, hopes and even complex struggles for recognition.
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Rick Edmonds

Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute

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Rick Edmonds is media business analyst for The Poynter Institute, where he has researched and written for the last 15 years. His commentary on the industry appears regularly on Poynter Online. He was co-author of the newspaper chapter in 10 editions of the Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media reports, 2004 through 2013.

Edmonds is frequently quoted for news stories on newspaper economic issues and new business models, including articles in The New York Times, Washington Post and numerous NPR reports. At Poynter he has helped coordinate conferences on emerging nonprofit news alternatives, the future of advertising and developing user-generated content.

Edmonds has presented his work at annual meetings of the American Society of News Editors and the Newspaper Association of America and to international groups in Paris, Norway, Chile, Madrid, and Vienna. Edmonds spent 11 years with the St. Petersburg Times organization in various editor and publisher roles, including two years as managing editor of the paper’s Tampa edition. Earlier in his career he was James Reston’s assistant at The New York Times and a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 1982. He earned a B.A. from Harvard College in 1969.

Twitter – @RickEdmonds
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John Carroll

Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University

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Professor Carroll is a veteran of both the advertising and journalism worlds. For five years he was executive producer of news programs at WGBH-TV in Boston; for the three years previous to that, he was producer/panelist on the daily show Greater Boston and the weekly program Beat the Press. Over the past 20 years he has also written extensively on advertising and the media as a regular columnist for the Boston Globe and Adweek magazine, and as a commentator on WBUR-FM and National Public Radio. Carroll has won numerous national and regional journalism awards, including the RTNDA’s Edward R. Murrow award for writing, the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse award for press criticism, and multiple New England Emmys for commentary and news writing. In addition, he spent almost two decades as a creative director and consultant in the advertising industry
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Jacques deLisle

Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies

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Jacques deLisle’s research and teaching focus on contemporary Chinese law and politics, including: legal reform and its relationship to economic reform and political change in China, the international status of Taiwan and cross-Strait relations, China’s engagement with the international order, legal and political issues in Hong Kong under Chinese rule, and U.S.-China relations. His writings on these subjects appear in a variety of fora, including international relations journals, edited volumes of multidisciplinary scholarship, and Asian studies journals, as well as law reviews. DeLisle is also professor of political science, director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Penn, deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China and director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has served frequently as an expert witness on issues of P.R.C. law and government policies and is a consultant, lecturer and advisor to legal reform, development and education programs, primarily in China.

Twitter – @PennLaw
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Minyuan Zhao

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

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Minyuan Zhao is an Associate Professor of Management at Wharton. Minyuan’s research examines the interactions between firm strategy and external environment in a global context: How emerging market institutions affect firms’ global strategies, and how firms’ strategic organization across borders shapes the global economic landscape. Her papers on multinational R&D strategies received first place in the 2003 INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition, the BPS Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management in 2004, and the Best Conference Paper Award at the Strategic Management Society in 2006. Her work has been published in top journals such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Economics and Management Studies.

Prior to joining Wharton, Minyuan was on the faculty of Ross School of Business (Michigan) and before that, Carlson School of Management (Minnesota). She was the recipient of the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award from the Michigan EMBA program and the 2013 Best Educator Award from the NUS-UCLA EMBA program. She also had work experience in entrepreneurship, government think tank, and the automotive industry.
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Marshall Meyer

Emeritus Professor of Management, The Wharton School

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Marshall W. Meyer is the Richard A. Sapp Professor of Management in the Wharton School, Professor of Sociology, and Associate Member of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Meyer has taught at Harvard University, Cornell University, the Riverside, Irvine, and Los Angeles campuses of the University of California, and Yale University, and has been a visiting professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, and the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Meyer was also a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in 1993-94.
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Ethan Mollick

Professor, The Wharton School

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Prof. Ethan Mollick studies innovation and entrepreneurship, and the ways in which an individual’s actions can affect firms and industries. His research includes early-stage entrepreneurship and crowdfunding; the way in which communities of users come together to innovate; and the factors that drive the performance of entrepreneurial companies. Prof. Mollick also co-authored a book on the intersection between video games and business that was named one of the American Library Association’s top ten business books of the year, and has studied the way that games can be used to motivate performance and education. He has published papers in leading academic journals, and he was among the 100 most downloaded authors (out of over 230,000) on the Social Science Research Network and was named one of the “40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors Under 40.”

Prior to his academic career, he was co-founder of a company and a management consultant. Prof. Mollick has worked with organizations ranging from DARPA to General Mills on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Ethan Mollick received his PhD (2010) and MBA (2004) from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, magna cum laude, in 1997.
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