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Jack Hidary
Jack D. Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur in the finance and
technology sectors and is currently focused on clean energy technology
and policy.

Hidary co-founded Vista Research in 2001 as an independent financial
research company serving institutional investors. Hidary sold Vista to
the Standard & Poor's division of McGraw-Hill in April of 2005

In 1995, Hidary co-founded and served as President and CEO of
EarthWeb/Dice. He raised three private rounds of equity and completed a
record breaking IPO. Under Hidary's leadership, EarthWeb/Dice earned the
prestigious Business Week Info Tech 100 award as the third fastest
growing IT Company. is currently traded on the NYSE under
ticker DHX.

Committed to community and philanthropic causes, Hidary has received
several industry and community awards as well as being recognized as a
Global Leader of Tomorrow at the WEF, Davos. Hidary is also a member of
the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Hidary has been particularly involved in issues of energy and
transportation. He is chairman and co-founder of the Freedom Prize
Foundation (, which provides monetary prizes to
cities, schools and other entities that can most reduce their petroleum
use. The Freedom Prizes were mandated by Congress in the Energy Policy
Act of 2005 (Title X: 1008).

In New York City, Hidary was a leading proponent of switching over the
taxi fleet to high mileage hybrids. Hidary serves as Chairman of (, a non-profit
dedicated to promoting clean energy and transportation policy in the US.

Hidary studied philosophy and neuroscience at Columbia University and
was then awarded a Stanley Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at the
National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under the fellowship, Hidary
conducted research in functional neuroimaging using techniques such as
positron emission tomography (PET) and functional Magnetic Resonance
Imaging (fMRI) to study brain and disease states.

Hidary serves on several boards including the X Prize Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Lab A
frequent keynote speaker, Hidary has presented at venues including the
business schools of Yale and Columbia.

Entries by Jack Hidary

Moonshots - A Call to Action to Meet the World's Greatest Challenges

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 8:29 AM

-- All moonshots funded today are not enough to meet the Grand Challenges facing humanity
-- There is a growing moonshot ecosystem that can rise up if we join in this effort and unleash the talent of our people

As a species, we face a range of...

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Startup Fever Goes Global

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 8:19 AM

-- From Mumbai to London to NYC, Startups are creating Jobs and Changing the World
-- Boris Johnson and Arianna Huffington talk startups and cities today in NYC

The startup game has fundamentally changed. Silicon Valley's success has catalyzed a massive effort globally to support entrepreneurs. The new...

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Blackberry Now Officially Delusional

(14) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 5:12 AM

Head-in-the-Sand CEO John Chen demands that ALL app makers be LEGALLY OBLIGATED to create a Blackberry version whenever they create an iOS or Android app

CEO John Chen at his "Sand Desk"

Back in 2012, we laid out a clear...

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Chobani Launches Food Incubator to Disrupt Industry

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 5:36 PM

Will Catalyze Next Generation of Food Entrepreneurs

The food industry is in desperate need of disruption. Americans spend more than $1.6 trillion every year on food. Much of the packaged food that Americans buy lacks sufficient nutrients and often contains harmful chemicals and sugar. We have the knowhow...

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(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2014 | 10:45 AM

Viral video with 100 million views fired up the Internet in 2012 - Where is the renegade leader now?

It is now more than two years since the famous/infamous video went viral highlighting the atrocities committed by Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)...

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New York Tech Surging -- But Challenges Remain Ahead

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 8:07 AM

The tech sector in New York City is on the rise. A new study pegs the number of tech workers in the Big Apple at more than 290,000 representing 7% of the workforce. About half of those - 150,000 - work in big companies in tech roles. The...

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If You Buy One Health Book for Your New Year's Resolutions Choose This One

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 6:11 PM

Dr. Jordan Metzl's new book, The Exercise Cure is hitting Amazon and bookstores this week. At a moment when the healthcare debate is raging across the US, this is a needed dose of reality -- the best way for us to bring down the cost of healthcare is...

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The Future of Cancer Research -- Whole Genome Sequencing

(8) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 1:50 PM

While death rates have come down substantially in heart disease, morbidity rates in cancer have not changed significantly in 30 years. This despite billions of dollars of cancer research.

One of the new promising tools in the fight against cancer is whole genome sequencing (WGS). Only a few years...

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Keeping New York Moving Forward

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 5:54 PM

To remain the economic and creative powerhouse of the world, New York City needs world-class transportation. There are many common sense improvements we can implement in this area, that will ensure our city remains the global leader in the 21st century. Some of these include:

  • Expand Bus Rapid Transit with...
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What Was Not Debated Last Night

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 3:55 PM


The final mayoral debate was last night and The New York Times summed it up this headline: "Lhota and de Blasio Mock Each Other's Résumés."

With a headline like that, you have to wonder how the city will be better off...

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Unleashing Our Economic Potential to Create New Jobs in NYC (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 7:04 PM

At around $583 billion, New York's is the largest city economy in the world. Our city is home to many of the world's largest corporations, but the engine of New York's economic growth--today and always--are small businesses like the garment company started by my grandparents, immigrants to Ellis Island.


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Teaching to the Real World, Not to the Test (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 7:21 PM

As Thomas Friedman notes in his May column "How to Get a Job," "there's been an important shift in the education-to-work model in America." He quotes education expert Tony Wagner in pinpointing this shift: "the world doesn't care anymore what you know; all it cares "is what you...

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The Revolution: Top Ten Disruptors of Education

(24) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 7:40 PM

New online learning models are bursting from startups and top universities, bridging the educational divide.

We are in the midst of a revolution that will bring high-quality education to hundreds of millions of people who have never had access to this level of learning before.

These tools will reach...

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Breakthrough Innovation -- Solve For X -- Bring On The Moonshots

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 12:10 PM

Astro Teller and Megan Smith of Google, with the support of Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin, gathered 50 innovators this past week to brainstorm breakthroughs that could impact the world. The gathering is called Solve for X and now has a new website.

The focus is on science...

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Women Entrepreneurs On The Rise

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2012 | 9:46 PM

What do Gilt, Foodspotting and TaskRabbit all have in common? They were all co-founded by women. This is an encouraging sign in a field that has too few female entrepreneurs.

A recent article in San Francisco Magazine highlights a new crop of women-led startups in...

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Black Power Mixtape -- The Screen Is Burning

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 2:46 PM

Riveting. This collection of interviews, some never seen before of key figures in the Black Power movement, is a new critical document of our country's history. Black Power Mixtape takes us from 1967 to 1975, through the eyes of Swedish journalists who came to the U.S. to film the...

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Obama at CGI

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 4:00 PM

"How do you find LaGuardia compared to the Beijing Airport?"

President Obama used this phrase today at CGI to highlight the eroding infrastructure in the US, particularly compared with the fast ramp-up in China.

"Unemployment....lingers for a lifetime"

Obama noted that unemployed young people will be affected for...

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Breaking the Venture Ceiling

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 1:44 PM

An important gathering is coming to NYC this week -- Women in Enterprise (WIE). The WIE symposium is driven by Sarah Brown, Arianna Huffington and Donna Karan and features 400 women leaders.

Despite advances made in the last forty years, there are still far too few women...

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Taxi Crashes Into Horse and Buggy at Midnight

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 2:36 AM

This morning just after midnight a NYC taxi crashed into a horse and buggy in front of 40 Central Park South. There have been a number of crashes in the last months with horse-drawn carriages.


The horse had blood on its...

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Bin Laden Dead -- Obama Speech TRANSCRIPT

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 12:45 AM

We have finally found Bin Laden and are in possession of his body.

Here is the transcript of President Obama's statement:

"Good Evening. Tonight I can report to the American people and to the world, that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin...
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