About Cool by Osmosis

After a decade teaching part-time at Berklee, I was converted to full-time and promoted to Associate professor effective September 2015. Full-time duties include a deeper engagement with Berklee and the economics profession outside of the classoom. This blog is part of that. I hope you find it interesting!

The “Other successful Berklee Grads” section contains recorded interviews with Berklee graduates who have successful, well-paying careers which are unrelated to music. Berklee pays enormous attention to the graduates in the music industry, but up to half of graduates work in other fields and many are very successful. Apart from giving proper due to Berklee graduates who have forged their own path to professional success, my ultimate hope is that people still struggling to find their career path will find these interviews inspiring and useful! These interviews hopefully will continue on for many years to come. Message me if you’re potentially interested in being interviewed.

I read French economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century in 2014-15, and was extremely impressed. This academic year (2015-16), I’ll be doing a chapter-by-chapter review of the book, going into greater detail than a standard book review, so anyone who wants a good working knowledge of what is in quite possibly the most important economics book of the new century—or wants to see it contextualized—stay tuned. Comments welcome!

Then there are my other thoughts showing up from time to time. And of course no blog is complete without the occasional cat photo—the six cats living with me and my wife Debbie should provide plenty of material.

Happy reading (and listening)!
Kevin Block-Schwenk

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