Networks, Politics, Pragmatism, Zen

On Frank Underwood, Zen and philosophical pragmatism

In Season 2 of House of Cards, our Congressman and anti-hero Frank Underwood pulls into his office Jackie Sharp, an ambitious younger representative. On his computer, he pulls up the opposition research he has on every other member of Congress--including her. As I watched that episode of House of Cards, I knew in a flash what… Continue reading On Frank Underwood, Zen and philosophical pragmatism

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Immigration, Networks, Politics, Startups

Consciousness and Congress; Policy Networks and Entrepreneurship: January reading and reflections

Should an academic write non-academically? I’ve gotten both of these pieces of advice in my first semester of graduate school: Don’t have a blog. When you look for academic jobs, people will wonder why you wasted your time writing a blog instead of publishing papers. Have a blog. Writing publicly is the only way to sharpen… Continue reading Consciousness and Congress; Policy Networks and Entrepreneurship: January reading and reflections