Aswin Pranam is a technologist, instructor, academic, and writer. He has extensive experience in product development, software engineering, human-computer interaction (HCI), user experience design, and behavioral psychology. Previously, Aswin held a variety of strategy and product development roles at McKinsey & Company, Google, Boeing, Disney, and IBM. Aswin is also an Instructor of Continuing Studies at Stanford University, an Instructor at Brandeis University, and a contributing writer at Forbes. He holds a BS from the University of Washington, an MS from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MLA from Harvard University.