Samuel Phineas Upham earned his BA in Philosophy from Harvard University. After Harvard, Samuel Phineas attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he researched innovation and understanding how institutions interact to create the environment for success. His dissertation inspired him to write three essays: "Positioning knowledge: schools of thought and new knowledge creation" (2007), "Emerging scientific research fronts" (2009), and "Communities of Innovation: Schools of Thought and New Knowledge Creation" (2006).Samuel Phineas has published several essays related to his research on innovation during graduate school. Some of his papers include "Citation structure of an emerging research area on the verge of application," "Finding cohesive clusters for analyzing knowledge communities," and "Analyzing knowledge communities using foreground and background clusters." Samuel Phineas Upham has also published essays on subjects not related to his studies. Some of his essays include "A Model for Giving: The Effect of Corporate Charity on Employees," and "The Interconnectivity of Capabilities and the Interdependence of Barriers to Entry: How Taiwan's Giant Bicycles Broke into the US Bicycle Market." Prior to business school at Wharton, Samuel Phineas was a writer for United Press International in Washington. While at UPI, he wrote a nationally syndicated column. Before this Samuel Phineas was a journalist for Toronto's National Post. Today, Samuel Phineas is an investor for a U.S. family office / hedge fund where has worked in global macro and illiquid investing. He previously worked for Morgan Stanley in the Media group. Samuel Phineas is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.