how i work

I'm Stephen Dubner, Co-Author Of Freakonomics, And This Is How I Work

In 2005, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s book Freakonomics brought a new perspective to everyday life through the lens of economic principles — shedding light on everything from parenting to crime and why we act the way we do.


I'm Angelo Sotira, Co-Founder Of DeviantArt, And This Is How I Work

In the context of contemporary internet companies, DeviantArt is venerably ancient. The site began in 2000 as a means of sharing media player skins, and it has grown into a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for artists of all sorts. And behind the site is Angelo Sotira.


I'm Mark Arnoldy, CEO Of Possible, And This Is How I Work

In the hills of rural Nepal, a cow passes by a hospital window as Mark Arnoldy sits down to work. His company Possible is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing affordable healthcare to far-flung places where medical supplies and expertise are an invaluable resource.


I'm Dan Ariely, Author And Professor, And This Is How I Work

Smart people sometimes do dumb things. Why is that? You may want to ask Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioural economics who has made a name for himself by studying why we often behave irrationally.


I'm Ira Glass, Host Of This American Life, And This Is How I Work

Ira Glass is a writer, producer, storyteller and performer. His show, This American Life, has set the contemporary standard of nonfiction radio shows, and it has influenced and inspired countless others to grab a mic and give podcasting a try.


I'm Leila Janah, Social Entrepreneur, And This Is How I Work

Some people start a business to make money or create a product, but Leila Janah has bigger things in mind. At her company, Samasource, she is helping people in poverty find dignified work online.


I'm Danah Boyd, Researcher At Microsoft, And This Is How I Work

For years, Danah Boyd has been watching the internet through an academic lens, studying how society interacts with technology. Her recent book, It’s Complicated, looks at how teenagers, born into an online world, are navigating social media and whether they’re better off for it.


I'm Tina Wen, Engineer At Dropbox, And This Is How I Work

Dropbox seems so simple — drag and drop your files and they follow you wherever you go. But it’s taken a dedicated team of designers and engineers to build out the deceptively effortless service, and one of those dedicated engineers is Tina Wen.


I'm Adam Rogers, Articles Editor At Wired, And This Is How I Work

By day, Adam Rogers covers science and miscellaneous geekery as the Articles Editor at Wired magazine. By night, he writes about drinking. In his new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, Adam looks at humanity’s relationship with alcohol, and the science behind the complex reactions that cause many of us to find refuge in the occasional drink. But that’s for after work — we spoke with Adam to learn about his favourite work methods and gear.


I'm Becky Stern Of Adafruit, And This Is How I Work

Is Becky Stern an artist or engineer or designer? At Adafruit Industries, it’s all of the above. As Director of Wearable Electronics, Becky combines her DIY skills with crafting talents to build cool gizmos that utilise all sorts of electronic components.