New Economy lab

James is founder and managing partner of New Economy Lab, a social innovation firm that creates new digital social enterprises and offers expert advice to leading global and national organizations.


Purpose builds large-scale online movements for social change, including starting several of the world's largest progressive digital advocacy groups. James was a founding partner and member of the original leadership team.

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Studying under J. C. Séamus Davis, James made discoveries relating the quantum and geometric properties of a class of high-temperature superconductors. Building on the atomic-resolution electron microscopy technology developed by Davis, he built new software algorithms and hardware to reveal correlations that were not previously measurable.

NEW york times

James was Chief Of Operations of NYT Global, the international digital division of The New York Times, which he played a central role in establishing. He also led digital product and technology strategy.


McKinsey & Company

Working with around 15 different clients on strategy, technology and finance projects, James began his career at the management consultancy McKinsey.


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PEERS was the world's largest sharing economy advocacy and community group, representing hundreds of thousands of participants in sharing economy across the globe, winning victories in several key U.S. cities to keep sharing legal and well regulated.



United Nations

During the summer of 2002, James was a graduate intern in the Division for Sustainable Development at the UN headquarters in New York. He wrote a report on incorporating better expert scientific advice into the organization's work.

James also participated in the landmark Kyoto COP-3 climate change conference in 1997, as well as Copenhagen COP-15 in 2009 and Paris COP-21 in 2015, in various NGO, journalism and consulting capacities.