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I am a writer with a focus on cognitive psychology, philosophy and business. I’ve written for Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, Fortune, Fast Company, TechCrunch and BBC Focus and maintained a blog on  —  Moments of Genius. Currently, I am the Executive Editor of, a website backed by Simon & Schuster dedicated to finding and sharing smart non-fiction books.

I’ve interviewed a number psychologists and business writers including Paul Bloom, George Lakoff, Jonathan Haidt, Gary Marcus, Adam Alter, Arianna Huffington, Charles Murray, Kevin Roose, Michael Mandelbaum, Tim Harford, Robert Sutton, Phil Rosenzweig, and Jonah Lehrer. You can find out more about my professional career on my Linkedin page.

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Email me at SamMcNerney [at] gmail [dot] com for…

  • • General questions
  • • Speaking/Panels
  • • Books & Papers