My Quarter in Review: Winter 2015

My greatest accomplishment last quarter was clarifying what we do atΒ #NYCEDU. We curate, coach, and connect community organizers who work across lines of difference in NYC education. Curate We find the community organizers… Continue reading

To Whom I Owe the Greatest Gratitude

I recently wrote “Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur (Part 5): How To Build a Safety Net When You’re Born with None.” In writing it, I realize that there are many organizations that are… Continue reading

I Grow Expertise in only Three Domains

Education Policy, Politics, Pedagogy, Entrepreneurship… You name it, I know it. Scalable Solutions More precisely, scalable solutions to systemic problems. Human Behavior Why people do what they do. As individuals, in families, as… Continue reading

This Is the Email You Send When You Want to Make an Impact, Do Good Work, Build Your Portfolio, and Advance Your Career

This one email to the right people led to Helping Student Loan Hero and Careerosity when they were part of Socratic Labs (unpaid), which led to Organizing Startup Weekend NYCEDU 2013 with the… Continue reading

I am tired of reading book after book, watching video after video, seeing speaker after speaker, of people who don’t look like me.

What is optimism and what is discernment?

Why It’s Not Enough to Not be Racist; Why We All Need To Be Actively Anti-Racist Instead

I once read an article that attempted to highlight people in the education space. Of the people who were highlighted, 0% appeared to be non-white and only 36% appeared to be women. I… Continue reading

A Week in the Life of an Educator Entrepreneur

Validation for a Life Lived on Principle

“There are many ways to live your life. That’s maybe the most important thing to realize about your life, that every aspect of your life is a choice. But there are default choices.… Continue reading

My Personal Mission Statement (v. 3)

My yearly ritual now is to post a revision of my personal mission statement. Each year I’m astounded by how much I’ve grown, and how much I have yet to grow. Last year,… Continue reading