The Shane Snow talks discuss one of the concepts covered in his book Smart Cuts: How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success. Inspired by the high-growth quality of many tech startups, the entrepreneur co-founded media company Contently. There he acts as the Chief Creative Officer. In addition to documenting patterns and practical tips to accelerate growth, the technology writer contributes to publications such as Fast Company and WIRED.
The Shane Snow talk mentions his Idaho origins. The now New York-based journalist has a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He is also a fellow at the Royal Society of the arts. His website declares his next steps involve going into space and setting all the zoo animals free.