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David C. Thompson

David has made a career out of first making science and then designing tools that make science. His published work in both the physical and social sciences reflects his love of the scientific method as a way of making sense of the world.

In addition to his work at, David is the founder of, a simple web-based process that’s helped facilitate tens of thousands of serendipitous lunch meetings in companies all around the world. He has also worked to help bring exposure to STEM careers to diverse and underserved populations.

His writing has appeared on,, and David has a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge and an MSci in Chemical Physics from University College London.

Eric C. Gladstone

Eric has a Masters in sociology from the University of South Carolina and a PhD from Cornell University. He currently works as an Assistant Professor of Management in the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis at the Gatton College of Business & Economics at the University of Kentucky.

Eric’s approach utilizes statistical analyses, experiments, “real-world” data, and computer simulations to help analyze the efficiency and efficacy of organizational and social networks, social capital, and decision making.

His work has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.When he’s not being professionally tall, Eric enjoys sailing, hacking, basketball, and swimming.


We believe organizations are complex social problems. To help you manage this complexity while effectively delivering on your organization's mission, we ask thoughtful questions to deliver practical answers with an acute sense of urgency.

We believe that happiness is a function of clearly-defined expectations and that clear expectations contribute to the realization of remarkable outcomes. We believe in the role of clarity, coherence, and coordination as drivers of your mission... and ours.


We believe there is a better way to work. And we can help you find it.

Whether in the for-profit, non-profit, or governmental space, we have worked with numerous clients to realize significant tangible outcomes. In collaboration with senior leadership teams we have worked to craft clear and actionable problem statements, that when executed against, generate significant strategic value. It could be through the design and execution of a thoughtful survey, or a detailed social network analysis leading to contagious behavior change.

It could be through grounding actions and internal experimentation in rigorous social science, or in the use of data for objective decision making. Maybe it’s in the exploration of the impact of your work externally, through social media analysis. Rolling out a vital internal or external document? Let us read, critique, and enhance. We’ve significant experience in the utilization of rigorous science, data techniques, and critical reasoning in the service of realizing mission critical outcomes.

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