About the Blog
This blog comments on the great questions of our day in finance and economics; the emergence of China and India; energy security, clean energy, and climate change; and technological trends from a rational Republican perspective. Sometimes it will even proscribe policy solutions. While this blog will not comment only on conservative issues, it will be colored by them.
About the Editor
Sean Hazlett, CFA most recently served as an investment professional at Quantum Capital, where he invested in technology equities. Prior to that, he was an equity analyst and investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he focused on enterprise software, semiconductor, and clean energy companies. Sean also spent time at Horsley Bridge Partners where he invested in venture capital and buyout funds and served as the firm’s cleantech subject matter expert.
Sean has published over two hundred research reports on enterprise software, semiconductors, and clean energy including Wall Street’s first comprehensive market analysis of opportunities in the smart grid, which was cited twice in The Economist (See “Making Every Drop Count” and “Smart Grids: Wiser Wires“).
Before covering clean energy companies, Sean was a research associate at the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project where he worked on energy security issues that included the United States-India Strategic Partnership and policy options for confronting Iran’s nuclear program. He won the 2006 Policy Analysis Exercise Award at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for his work on policy solutions to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Sean also spent time at Booz Allen Hamilton as an intelligence analyst focusing on strategic war games and simulations for the Pentagon. Before graduate school, Sean was a cavalry officer in the United States Army where he trained American forces for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan at the National Training Center.
Sean holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and bachelor’s degrees in History and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Sean Hazlett, “Plan B for Persia Precarious But Necessary if Diplomacy Fails,” The Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA), August 2007
Sean Hazlett, “How to Defeat the Motorized Rifle Company at the National Training Center,” Armor Magazine, May-June 2002, 16-21
Sean Hazlett, “Here’s How the U.S. Could Respond to a California Rebellion,” We Are the Mighty, 11 April 2017
John Wells, Sean Hazlett, and Niladri Mukhopadhyay, “Riding with the Blackhorse (A),” HBS Case No. N9-706-509, 27 June 2006
Sean Hazlett, Plan B for Persia: Responding to Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Absent Diplomatic Agreement, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 2006)
Alex Cohen, “Army Training Center Immerses Tankers in Simulated Desert Combat,” The California Report, KQED Public Radio, 11-13 April 2003
Robin MacBlane and Larry Whitler, “Sean Patrick Hazlett Interview – www.WritersOfTheFuture.com“, AM Ocala Live!, WOCA The Source Radio, 22 August 2016
Sean Hazlett, “Blogging to Build an Audience 101: 10 Lessons about Building an Online Platform“, Presentation for the California Writers Club Mount Diablo Branch, 10 March 2012
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Entropic Order“, Outposts of Beyond #7 (January 2015)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Chandler’s Hollow“, Perihelion Online Science Fiction Magazine, (March 12, 2015)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Boomer Hunter“, Grimdark Magazine, Issue #5
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Hill of Souls“, Outposts of Beyond #10 (October 2015)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Skin“, Kasma SF Magazine, (November 15, 2015)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Tunguska“, Kasma SF Magazine, (January 15, 2016)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Close Encounter in Coyote Canyon“, Kasma SF Magazine, (June 15, 2016)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “The Decision“, Sci Phi Journal, (July 7, 2016)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Chasing A.M.I.E.“, The Overcast, Episode 36, (August 3, 2016)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Quantum Shadows“, Stupefying Stories Showcase, (October 3, 2016)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Pinned“, Kasma SF Magazine, (December 3, 2016)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Twinwalkers“, Unnerving Magazine, Issue #1 (December 2016)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “We Hit Back“, Abyss & Apex, Issue #61 (January 1, 2017)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Mukden”, Weirdbook, Issue #34 (February 9, 2017)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, “Adramelech”, Writers of the Future, Volume #33 (Galaxy Press: April 2017)
Sean Patrick Hazlett, Alien Abattoir and Other Stories (Promethium Press: April 2015)