Steven Strauss is an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University. Immediately prior to Harvard, Steven was a Managing Director at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) where he spearheaded the creation of the Center for Economic Transformation at NYCEDC, and a number of its high impact initiatives including: Applied Sciences NYC (Mayor Bloomberg’s project to build a new engineering campus in NYC), General Assembly, the 160 Varick Street Incubator (in partnership with Trinity Realty and NYU-Poly), the NYC NextIdea Business Plan Competition, NYC BigApps, Hive@55, NYC Media Lab, and the NYC Entrepreneurial Fund.
Steven was a co-author of the following major policy reports issued by Mayor Bloomberg: Media.NYC.2020, Fashion.NYC.2020, Edutech.NYC.2020 and the NYCEDC Innovation Index. Steven was elected as a member of the Silicon Alley 100 in 2010-2011 (http://www.businessinsider.com/sa100-2010#steve-strauss-58).
Prior to joining NYCEDC, Steven was a Director and Senior Advisor at the World Economic Forum in the Financial Institutions group and managed the Forum’s relationships with a portfolio of financial service CEOs. Steven was responsible for the Forum’s inaugural Financial Development Index, a comprehensive look at global financial systems, and co-authored the Forum’s report on the Convergence of Insurance with Capital Markets.
Before that, Steven spent five years with the London office of McKinsey & Company serving clients in the Private and Public Sectors, including the Economic Development Board of a Middle Eastern country, the Bank Insurance Fund of a major OECD country, the National Health Service and the primary health care regulator of a major European country, and a major Sovereign Wealth Fund. He also worked in the Private Sector on a variety of strategy and risk management issues. Steven’s work experience also includes sales and trading at a number of financial service firms as well.
Steven's opinion pieces have been published at: The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and Project-Syndicate. He holds a B.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. in Management from Yale University.
Steven Strauss on Twitter
Recent Blog Posts by Steven Strauss
- @JohnBoehner—Why Is a Recently Convicted Cocaine User Serving in the U.S. Congress?
- Israel Has Reached Childhood’s End—It’s Time to End U.S. Aid to Israel
- If ‘Stop and Frisk’ Is Such an Effective Tactic, Why Not Use an Electronic Version on Potentially Corrupt Bank CEOs?
- Is Support for the Norquist Pledge Bad for Your Health?
- Three Scenarios for Syria After a Limited American Strike
- Why Not Drug Test U.S. Farmers Who Receive Federal Aid?
- Why Let a Bank Write U.S. Financial Reform Legislation?
- Managing Innovation
- Are Some Americans Too Powerful to Make Fun of?
- Preparing to Live in That Unknown Country: The Future
- Profiles in Political Hypocrisy: The U.S. Congress
- Nine Trust-Based Problems With Bitcoin
- Strauss on CNBC: Drug-Testing Post Was a Question of ‘Equity’
- Shouldn’t We Drug Test CEOs of Banks Receiving Federal Aid?
- Are We a Nation of Sheep?
- Five Concerns About Armed Guards in Schools
- 10 Reasons Stricter Gun Regulation Will Be Difficult to Achieve in America
- Is Our Republic Ending?
- Online Freedom of Speech: Still Safe, but for How Much Longer?
- Web 2.0 Is Everywhere, Except in the Productivity Statistics
- In a Democracy, We Deserve the Leaders We Elect
- Megatrend: China’s GDP Will Exceed U.S. GDP in the 21st Century — Deal With It
- Six Reasons American Political Polarization Will Only Get Worse
- Bibi, Be Quiet – You’re Undermining U.S. Support for Israel
- Bush and Blair Aren’t Guilty of War Crimes in Iraq
- Actually, Tax Cuts Don’t Seem to Have Much Impact on Economic Growth
- Megatrend: Diminishing Marginal Innovation — Six Consequences
- Euro Crisis: The German Approach Is at Least Partially Correct
- Will Cutting Back on Government Help the American People?
- America: Drifting Towards the End of the Republic, With an Entertained Citizenry
- Euro Crisis: If We’re Heading Towards a 1930s-Style Depression, Why Is the Stock Market So Bullish?
- Tea Party: Vote Obama to Reduce the Federal Budget Deficit
- Nine Reasons We Should Be Cautious About Military Intervention in Syria
- America: Slouching Towards Third World Status