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

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.

Dawn of the Web: an oral history

By Leon Neyfakh , Globe Staff

How did it feel when the Internet first arrived on your desk? What does a tidal wave look like from shore?