Adam Tanner, a former Reuters news bureau chief in Belgrade and currently a Fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard, will be visiting our class on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Adam blogs on personal data issues for Forbes at http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamtanner/. He has written a new book that was just published about how the Las Vegas casino industry has used data mining it its marketing and customer service activities. Two reviews of his book may be found at the
Wall Street Journal, (review 9/8 “Mr. Tanner’s engaging book is realistic.”) and the Huffington Post,(review by Don McNay 9/9 “[A] masterpiece…Tanner’s book is one of the best business books written this year; in fact, it is one of the best business books in this century. It reminds me of Joe Nocera’s first book, A Piece of the Action, in that it combines detailed knowledge of his subject matter with an excellent writing style, countless personal interviews and observations of events.”).
Mr. Tanner also will be giving a talk at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at a Hinckley Forum jointly sponsored by the HIP and the University’s MUSE project.