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Upcoming Educational Webinars

The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale

John A. List, Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago

Thursday September 15, 2022

9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm London, 6pm Continental Europe

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About this Event:

The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale


“Scale” is probably a term you’ve heard before—a buzzword amongst Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and tech start-up circles. But at its core, “to scale” simply means to achieve a desired outcome when you move from a small group—of customers, students, or citizens—to a much larger one. And it’s not just for start-ups. Scaling ideas underpins all social and technological progress, since, as List says, “the innovations that change the world are those that reach the largest number of people.”

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Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

John A. List is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Australian National University, as well as the chief economist at Lyft and, previously, at Uber. He has served on the Council of Economic Advisers and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, in­cluding the AAEA’s Galbraith Award. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Slate, and The Washington Post, and on NPR, NBC, and Bloomberg. List has authored over 250 peer-reviewed jour­nal articles, several academic books, including national bestseller The Voltage Effect.


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