Uncommon Thinkers

Uncommon Thinkers

How to be an ‘Uncommon Thinker’: What we learned profiling innovative leaders solving big problems

December 9, 2023

Before we get into the final installment of the Uncommon Thinker Awards in partnership with GeekWire, we would just like […]


Uncommon Thinkers: UW prof and entrepreneur Shwetak Patel has a rare ‘creative brilliance’

December 4, 2023

Shwetak Patel landed in Seattle in 2008. Since then, he’s co-founded three startups built on technology he helped invent. Patel […]


Uncommon Thinkers: Blake Resnick finds a larger purpose in tech, making drones for public safety

November 30, 2023

Blake Resnick at Brinc HQ in Seattle, where the company designs and manufactures its drones. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) […]


Uncommon Thinkers: MagniX CTO Riona Armesmith geeks out over electric aviation

November 28, 2023

MagniX’s chief technology officer, Riona Armesmith, works on electric propulsion systems like the one in the background at the company’s […]


Uncommon Thinkers: For USAFacts’ Poppy MacDonald, ‘facts are paramount’ for democracy

November 27, 2023

USAFacts President Poppy MacDonald testifying before the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress at a hearing held Oct. 27, […]


Uncommon Thinkers: Elizabeth Hansen uses her job as an anesthesiologist to cut carbon emissions

November 14, 2023

Dr. Elizabeth Hansen earned degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and did her residency at the University of Washington. […]


Uncommon Thinkers: Boundless CEO Xiao Wang on his quest to fix the immigration process

November 8, 2023

Boundless co-founder and CEO Xiao Wang. (Boundless Photo) This article originally appeared in GeekWire. Editor’s note: This is part of a […]