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Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Former data scientist at Google, Best-Selling Author at Everybody Lies

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Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has used the Internet to find groundbreaking insights into advertising, sports, sexuality, health, and many other aspects of 21st century life. His debut book "Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are" summarizes this research, arguing that much of what we thought from traditional, offline data sources has been dead wrong. A breakout success, "Everybody Lies" was named an Economist Best Book of the Year, a PBS NewsHour Book of the Year, an Entrepreneur Top Business Book, and an Amazon Best Book of the Year in Business and Leadership. It’s also a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The Economist describes it as “a whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche using search data as its guide,” while renowned psychologist Steven Pinker, who wrote the book’s forward, argues that Seth work points to “a new path for social science in the 21st century.”

Seth is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times and a former visiting lecturer at The Wharton School, where he developed a course about his research. A direct, succinct, and frequently humorous writer and innovation speaker, Seth  has presented his original research scientific manuscripts, public journals, and engaging lectures all over the world. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard and a BA in Philosophy from Stanford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.