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Sean McManus is the founder of Profile, Inc., a business intelligence company, and regularly advises companies in the areas of conferences, digital media and thought leadership. He was previously managing director of QuartzLive, the conferences and events division of Quartz and director of programmes at The Economist where he led content development for Economist Events in North and South America and related online content. He was formerly executive editor of Big Think and an editor at 02138 magazine. His work has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, Worth, and Details. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and earned a masters degree in American History from the University of North Florida, where he was a teaching assistant for a visiting professor from South Africa, Desmond Tutu.