Tim Urban is an American author and blogger based in New York City. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a major in Government before going on to pursue a multifaceted career. Urban is the co-founder of Arborbridge, an SAT/ACT test prep company. 

Urban is also the co-founder of Wait But Why, a blogging website with approximately 600,000 subscribers dedicated to producing thought-provoking material and illustrations on a wide range of topics. Urban’s 2016 TED Talk “Inside the mind of a master procrastinator” is the third most viewed TED Talk ever. Tim’s book What’s Our Problem?, an exploration of political polarization, will be published May of 2023.

“Insecurity makes people build an arrogance bunker to hide in, which yields stagnation and further insecurity. Confidence yields wandering humility, which yields continual growth, which builds more confidence. So much of life happens in vicious or virtuous cycles.”

Tim Urban
Author, Blogger