The Way To Happiness Is Simple (Not Easy)

Happiness is our natural condition. All you have to do is look at a healthy infant to notice that their default state is one of unfiltered joy. As we grow older, we learn to add to our list of needs. Our wants and needs become confused. Eventually, as Ralph Waldo Emerson pointed out, “Things are […]

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Independence Is Not About Hot Dogs

There is no official post today because of the holiday. I’ll be doing one tomorrow on nonprofit leadership (I think!). Because this weekend is a ceIebration of our independence, I did want to say “thank you” to all the people who defend our freedom. In particular, THANKS to my two former students, Michael Rivera and […]

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Great Schools or Just Retooled Factories?

It’s also worth checking out his 2006 TED talk. Albert Einstein said: “We can’t solve problems at the same level of consciousness at which we created them.” Yet this is exactly what we do in our efforts at educational reform. There continue to be dueling reports about whether charter schools work any better for underprivileged […]

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