Our Influences


The missing metrics: Emerging practices for measuring students' relationships and networks | Christensen Institute

Vast New Study Shows a Key to Reducing Poverty: More Friendships Between Rich and Poor | The New York Times

How colleges can level the playing field for social capital | Inside Higher Ed

The Strength of Weak Ties | Mark S. Granppovetter

The Strength of Weak Ties: A Network Theory Revisited | Mark S. Granovetter

Why Who You Know Matters More than Ever in the COVID-19 Job Market | Jobs for the Future

People Can Learn to Appreciate the Discomfort of Learning | Psychology Today



The Christensen Institute
A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through Disruptive Innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of society’s most pressing issues including education, healthcare, and economic prosperity.

Social Capital Builders
Social Capital Builders is an anchor for the growing social capital literacy movement in the United States. This organization helps businesses, organizations and individuals improve economic opportunities and equity through the powers of social capital literacy, analysis and development.

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW)
CEW is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute affiliated with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper and website that presents news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and student affairs professionals.

Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed is a media company and online publication that provides news, opinion, resources, events, and jobs focused on college and university topics.

Social Capital Research
Social Capital Research provides training, research and reporting, facilitation and presentation services in relation to social capital, particularly for organizations.


Jack, A.A. (2019). The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students. Harvard University Press.

James, K. (2022). Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School. Grand Central Publishing.

Sandel, M.J. (2020). The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? Allen Lane.