The Upstarts by Brad Stone

Published March 5, 2017

Started on “The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World” by Brad Stone […] “definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth.”

Below is an interview with Stone by GeekWire’s Todd Bishop about his book.

Inside Bauer, Fall/Winter 2015

Published January 22, 2016

The Dean’s inspirational letter and the Back to the Future features now available in Hungarian (my mother tongue) for international audiences.

For those unfamiliar with the Hungarian language, it has a 44-letter alphabet, it is agglutinative in nature (i.e. has some pretty long words) and belongs to the Uralic family.

Leading With Civility

Published July 18, 2015

Encouraging a trusting and cooperative environment will result in more meaningful experiences and relationships in any context.

Below are a handful of TED talks of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, neuroscience, and empathy that challenge us to rethink traditional leadership roles.

Bauer Book Group

Published May 25, 2015

Join the inaugural meeting of the Bauer Book Group for a discussion of computer engineer Ellen Ullman’s Close to the Machine: Technophilia and its Discontents.

When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 // Where: Melcher Hall, Room 302, 12-1PM. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP @

The Big Bang Theory

Published May 19, 2015

Schema theory posits that we learn better if we build on concepts already familiar to us. Connecting new content with the familiar will allow for more in-depth application and synthesis.

Below are just a few of the great many instances of how a popular sitcom illustrates concepts from computer science and communication.