The New Frontiers of Efficiency at Scale: Obama’s New Organizers and Data Scientists

The election of President Obama in 2008 was by no means always the expected outcome. As analysts look back and analyze what gave him the edge over strong candidates such as Hillary Clinton in the primaries and then John McCain, many point to the Obama’s team of “New Organizers”. Four years later, the re-election of Obama…

Adam D’Angelo of Quora: The Chicken and Egg Problem, Scaling Quality and Startup Culture

Met Adam D’Angelo, Founder and CEO of Quora today. Some interesting facts about Quora and some of highlights: Founded in 2009, Quora currently has about 65 employees, with 34 of them being engineers, and 7 (!) data scientists. The mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge. While that might sound like Google, their take…