Dan Morrell

Dan Morrell

Boston, MA
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Through the static and distance.

Live in Boston. Work for Harvard Business School. Partner at Dog Ear Consultants (dogearconsultants.com).

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Impact investing1 732width article
Good Investments

Make money by helping the poor? That’s the promise of a new brand of socially conscious investors. They just need a few true believers—and a few big wins—to bring their vision to the masses.

Fairy tale hero article
Spellbound

Fairy tale expert Maria Tatar on how some of the world’s oldest stories help us navigate modern life

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Your Own Medicine

Three years ago, Gene Williams helped two parents set up a drug company to save their son's life. Their new patient-driven drug development blueprint may just end up saving the pharmaceutical industry too.

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Ready for Takeoff

Claudia Sender’s punch list: Manage a merger, figure out how to serve a whole new consumer class, and—oh yeah—the World Cup.

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Car Companies Are Seeing the Light

Automakers are experimenting with lightweight bodies and new engines to meet ambitious fuel efficiency standards.

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Disconnected

Few "phreakers" were more skilled—or more feared—than Matt Weigman, a blind teenager from East Boston.

Tinker, Tailor, Robot, Fly

Winged Mimicry.

The Power of Torture

“In our research, we had people right next door [to the “victim”], but you could imagine the same psychological processes working for someone who feels complicit [for giving] the go-ahead for torture. You see these terrible pictures come across your desk in some confidential dossier, and you think, ‘These guys are really in pain—they must be guilty.’ But for those of us who had no say in torture and don’t feel complicit, when we see those images on our TV screens, we say, ‘Oh, that is terrible—those innocent men.’”

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Red, Right and New

Conservatism faced a stark reality in the wake of the 2012 election: without a better digital presence, irrelevancy was inevitable. The whole ideology could go extinct. And it was about that time that Bret Jacobson and Ian Spencer’s phone started ringing.

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Drawing In

The key to Nancy Burkert’s
career spent illustrating some
of the world’s best-known
children’s books? Treat them like adults.

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Behind the Revolution | Denison Magazine

An economist who grew up in Tunisia weighs in on the country’s future.

Step3 soda (1) article
Fresh-Squeezed Soda

Sugary drinks are a real problem, but alternatives are hard to make.

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Ahead of the game

The sports writer has a tough job. Crafting a story that’s more than mere results reporting takes toil – especially when sports players are often famously ineloquent. And then there are the deadlines.

Bradner article
Brave Thinkers: Jay Bradner

“For years, drug discovery has been a dark art performed behind closed doors with the shades pulled,” he says. “I would be greatly satisfied if the example of this research contributed to a change in the culture of drug discovery.”

Rn nationssm article
Why Nations Fail

Nations fail because of corruption, not geography.