Welcome to beyond the times. My name is Walter Frick and I’m a writer and editor, interested in economics, data, and digital technology.
I’m currently a senior associate editor at Harvard Business Review where I edit and write about business, technology, and economics. I also lead our audience development and analytics efforts for the editorial side of HBR.
Before that, I covered startups and venture capital as business editor of BostInno. I’ve also written for The Atlantic, MIT Technology Review, Nieman Lab, The Boston Globe, and the BBC, among other publications. I was a 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, researching how machine learning will impact explanatory journalism.
I started this blog in 2009 to write about how the internet was changing how we communicate and collaborate. Today it’s a place for me to write about that, but also economics, public policy, media, and whatever else I’m thinking about.