Baratunde Thurston is CEO and Co-Founder of Cultivated Wit, a company that combines technology with humor.
Informed by years of honing his craft as the director of digital for the satirical news site The Onion and Jack & Jill Politics, a black political blog, Baratunde weaves his undeniably accessible intellect, insightful wit and constant need for expression and connection into a vibrant tapestry that explores complex social issues with a lighter but profound touch.
Author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black, Baratunde ranks among the most sought after voices of his generation, globally, regarding our digital future and storytelling, satire and democracy, and race and politics.
We talk influences, creating systems of support, finding incubators for your brilliance and how he came into the world, full, and ready to go.
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