I’m an organizational sociologist (PhD, Harvard 2013) on faculty at University College London’s School of Management. My research focuses on understanding individual and collective responses to uncertainty.

I have particular expertise in the food and beverage industry, regenerative and sustainable agriculture, structured data, small enterprises, and value- and mission-driven goal-setting. More about me here.

This website collects links to my research, teaching, and publications, as well as to a blog that holds my thinking-in-progress.

Newsletter — A free weekly email newsletter called The Uncertainty Mindset that explores aspects of true uncertainty: how it arises, what effects it has, and how to respond to it. Format evolving but anchored around a 1500-2000 word essay.

Blog — Short-form, often preliminary thinking about discomfort, uncertainty, quality, food, cities, design, organizational theory, innovation, work, analysis, values, writing, and other tenuously connected topics. Categorization is likely to be problematic.

BookThe Uncertainty Mindset: Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food is a revelatory look at culinary R&D teams which upends conventional wisdom about how to organize for innovation and offers practical insights for businesses trying to become innovative and adaptable. (Available in Spring 2020 from Columbia University Press.)