Michael Phillips Moskowitz


Michael Moskowitz is a serial founder, selected by FastCompany as one of the Top 100 Creatives in Business, and by IFAH as one of Top-100 Innovators in Global Healthcare. He was previously the Global Chief Curator at eBay. In 2016, Michael was appointed the first Entrepreneurship Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. In 2019, he launched Moodrise, a suite of behavioral health products designed to improve emotional resilience. He currently serves as CEO of Moodrise and its parent company, AeBeZe Labs, working in partnership with the US Air Force. At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Michael will be involved in developing new media formats and projects.

Selected Publications

  • "Is the content you are watching ‘digitally nutritious’ for your brain?", 2020
  • "Our Digital Lives Don’t Need to Make Us Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unwise", 2019
  • "The Secret to Designing the Next Multi-Billion Dollar Brand: Leverage the Lizard Brain", 2017
  • "The Economies of Karma", 2014


Email: michael.moskowitz@thenew.institute

Twitter: @iammozwiz

What gives you hope?

The musings of Groucho Marx. The “wrestlings" of Abraham Joshua Heschel. TV interviews with David Foster Wallace. Dogs. Old episodes of Firing Line. Debussy. Dave Chappelle. Maria Bamford. Mahler. And vintage Tracy Morgan.

How does change happen?

Never overnight–unless you bring 100,000 troops.

Who’s your current favorite Artist?

My favorite 25 (living) artists might be: Eric Andre, Nina Beier, Stefan Behlau, Larry Bell, Cecily Brown, Julius von Bismarck, Guglielmo Castelli, Richie Culver, Simon Denny, Adrien Ghenie, Nan Goldin, Maria Kreyn, Eric Mack, Kerry James Marshall, Jonathan Meese, Sam Moyer, Jaromir Navotny, Thomas Ruff, John Stezaker, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, Betty Tompkins, Brad Troemel, Danh Vo, and Jeff Zilm.


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