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Samuel Phineas Upham

Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor in New York City and San Francisco where he has worked in macro and special situations. He currently works at a family office / hedge fund.

Samuel Phineas Upham  is particularly interested in innovation and focused on the topic at Wharton, where he went to graduate school.  In 2008, he wrote an essay, “Analyzing knowledge communities using foreground and background clusters.” Two more essays followed including the 2010 essay, “Analyzing Knowledge Communities Using Foreground and Background Clusters.” His undergraduate degree in philosophy resulted in “Freedom for the Future: The Independent Value of Freedom in Light of Uncertainty.”

Early in his career Samuel Phineas Upham worked as a journalist for various newspapers, including the National Post in Toronto, Canada. This position led him to United Press International (UPI) based in Washington, where he was responsible for writing a nationally syndicated column.

In addition to his writing experience, Phin has edited three books. In 2002 he was the editor of “Philosophers in Conversation,” a book of interviews published by Routledge Press. This book was an academic best seller. In 2008, he was the editor of a book of essays, “The Space for Love and Garbage,” and in 2009 he edited “All We Need is a Paradigm.”

Samuel Phineas Upham  holds a degree in philosophy from Harvard University. After graduating with honors, he continued his education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.