About me

biowebsm-150x150I am the Edward B. and Shirley R. Shils Assistant Professor of Management at Wharton, where I study innovation and entrepreneurship. My research includes papers on the role of founding team members in the success of start ups; the way in which communities of users come together to innovate; and the factors that drive the performance of entrepreneurial companies.  Also, I 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 2009. I received my PhD and MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and my bachelor’s degree from Harvard, magna cum laude.  I was a cofounder of a company, a management consultant, and have worked with organizations ranging from DARPA to General Mills on topics of innovation and entrepreneurship.  I teach entrepreneurship classes for MBAs and Executive MBAs at Wharton. I was among the 100 most downloaded authors (out of over 230,000) on the Social Science Research Network in 2012 and 2013. I also was selected as one of the “40 Outstanding Business School Professors Under 40.”

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