WSJ’s Cohen to write new column for Exchange section


Ben Cohen

Mike Miller, senior editor for attributes and WSJ Weekend at The Wall Avenue Journal, despatched out the following on Friday:

We’re pleased to announce that Ben Cohen will join the personnel of our Exchange section to launch a new weekly column about why persons, groups, strategies and concepts do well or are unsuccessful.  “Science of Good results,” scheduled to launch in June, will construct on Ben’s possess great achievements as a WSJ sportswriter and a person of our most imaginative and substantial-influence connectors of dots concerning the worlds of sports activities, science, organization, society and over and above.

Ben joined the WSJ as an intern in 2010 and has chronicled the NBA’s transformation less than stars like Stephen Curry and LeBron James since 2014. He’s created about almost everything from the groundbreaking models and benefit procedures of championship teams to PBJ sandwiches in the locker area, basketball fans in Japan and a nuclear bunker in New Jersey. He’s also covered 3 Olympic Video games, school soccer and basketball’s countrywide championships and a private chess match starring the finest player of all time.

Ben’s new column grows out of the wonderful reserve he revealed in 2020, “The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks.” It explores the connections among exceptional overall performance in sporting activities and Shakespeare’s most successful year, the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg, the provocative exploration of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, the unconventional earning of “The Princess Bride,” and a Van Gogh portray that may well or may well not have gone lacking.

Ben will report to Exchange’s new editor Emily Nelson.


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