Leon Neyfakh

Leon Neyfakh is the Globe’s Ideas reporter. He writes about new research and thought coming out of academia. He was previously a reporter at the New York Observer.

Latest stories

What ‘age segregation’ does to America

By Leon Neyfakh , Globe Staff

From grade schools to senior villages, we now spend much of our lives on separate generational islands. Can we reverse the trend?

Can a robot be too nice?

By Leon Neyfakh , Globe Staff

Smart machines need the right “personality” to work well—and experts are finding the best choice may not always be what we think we want.

Is ‘shareholder value’ bad for business?

By Leon Neyfakh , Globe Staff

It sounds like great management philosophy — but critics say we need to get back to a broader vision of the purpose of corporations.

What playfulness can do for you

By Leon Neyfakh , Globe Staff

Research discovers the many benefits of being a goofball.