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Joe Singh
Jyot “Joe” Singh is a freelance growth strategist, an alumnus of Tufts University, and a Sikh born in India and raised across the States. You'll find him at the intersection of technology, policy, and the dream of a world in which anyone, anywhere, can learn anything.

Entries by Joe Singh

When Learning Met Social

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 12:43 PM


The Paradigm Shift

2016, by many indicators, will be the year classrooms go digital. Digital curricula have proliferated and become increasingly accredited, individual handheld devices are ubiquitous and have app ecosystems that hold much promise, and instructor tech savvy...

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Donald Trump: The Candidate Content Marketing Built

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 10:15 AM


When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President, he got his first massive roar when he said "the U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems." That was his thesis, his central premise. Since then, he's scaled it into...

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When Will Wasn't Enough: How China Backed Into a Market Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 11:45 PM


There's a curious line that has to be toed when reporting economic or financial news. It exists in other fields that report news that can scare people--medical news, for instance. But in finance, keeping the peace attains a whole new significance.


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When All Men Doubt You

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 9:55 AM

At some basic level, team sports are stupid. Fans throw money at a team and conveniently ignore that no one making decisions cares much. We root for a jersey and by extension the guys who happen to be wearing it. Some pieces of laundry are special: when a team retires...

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Changing Down: A Top Gear Fan's Goodbye to Jeremy Clarkson

(4) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 2:00 AM


Let's set one thing straight: Jeremy Clarkson had it coming. No one put a gun to his head and made him berate and assault Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, just months after being told explicitly by the BBC he was on...

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Cutting the Mesh

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 10:36 AM


It's an increasingly inescapable truth that no industry, no technology, and no way of doing things is safe from startups. We saw it with music distribution, then film distribution, and now we're seeing it with hiring cars, renting a place to stay, and...

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Mr. Millenial

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 10:03 AM

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has just joined yet another elite list: the ninth coach in NBA history to record 1,000 regular-season wins. He sits at 1,000 wins and 462 losses for a 68.4 percent winning percentage, better than any of the other eight except Phil...

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(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2015 | 11:49 PM

At this year's Australian Open, the men's singles final will be contested between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, with Murray hunting his first Australian Open win and Djokovic looking to collect his fifth Australian Open (and fourth in five years).

There's nothing wrong, on the surface, with these two...

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Charlie Hebdo's Raison d'être

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 8:36 PM

In the last month, Pakistani Tehreek-e-Taliban fighters stormed a school and gunned down 130 children. In the past couple of weeks, Nigerian Boko Haram militants razed two neighboring towns and slaughtered what the Nigerian army said was 150 inhabitants, with the actual death toll perhaps as...

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The First of the Last

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 5:35 PM

Hi, Michael.

My name's Joe. I grew up near New York and I go to school near Boston, the son of two Sikh immigrants from India, and I probably would never have met you. I'm not black, I'm not white, I've never even set foot in Missouri. But amid...

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The Live Wire: Tsonga's Triumph

(4) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 8:29 AM


Across sports, there's a tendency to put asterisks on certain events. Things like "this wouldn't have happened if so-and-so was healthy" or "he benefited from this event or this upset" or simply "he was lucky." It's worse in some sports than others, but...

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The Prodigal Son

(5) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 1:13 PM

This is and isn't about LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

This is about a man growing up and breaking free.

To understand the magnitude of LeBron's decision, we need to examine the Decision. Through the free agency period of 2010, LeBron James embraced the attention and...

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A Beautiful Sickness: America's Soccer Fever

(12) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 10:14 PM

As was surely her intention, Ann Coulter made indignant waves ripple across the Internet with her recent tirade about the flaws and un-American-ness of soccer. Unfortunately, the outpourings of rage are exactly what feeds hatemongers like Coulter: She was trending on most social sites, and no press is...

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Eye of the Tiger: Modi's India

(5) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 2:39 PM


Living in the United States puts me in a rather odd position vis-à-vis global news. More so than other countries, American news focuses on American issues. It's understandable given America's decades-long position atop the global hierarchy, but it also means that the only...

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Digital Democracy: Bipartisanship in the Obama Era

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 11:39 AM

I was recently reading a fascinating piece right here on the Huffington Post, in which Sam Stein caught up with Gene Sperling, Barack Obama's (and previously, Bill Clinton's) go-to guy on economic policy. I highly recommend it; it's a great glimpse into the high-octane work, defined by fighting...

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Putin's Cool War

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 10:49 AM

Most moderately well informed people in our digital age are aware of the current mess in the Ukraine right now, specifically the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula as the new Ukrainian government struggles to stabilize its country amid much harping from the Ukrainian president about how he's still leader...

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Another Step: Michael Sam and the 21st Century NFL

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 9:30 AM

Disclaimer: I speak as an observer, a first-generation immigrant who grew up in this country but in a foreign household. My thoughts on Michael Sam are those of a first-generation NFL fan, and someone coming of age in modern times. I am not queer, nor am I African-American, and so...

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