The Great American Invention
I remember the moment I stopped paying attention in Mr. Johnson’s fourth grade math class. I liked reading, didn’t like math. Shutting down therefore seemed sensible in the mind of a nine year old.
I also recall what it felt like sitting on a bus heading to basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, as my buddies headed off to university. I remember that moment, too
A Uniquely ...
The Saddle River School is an exclusive private school a town over from where I live. It is a beautiful school that provides a wonderful learning environment (lush lawns, classic architecture), along with a seven to one student to teacher ratio. Seven to one! Think about how incredibly fortunate those students are to have that level of personalized learning facilitated by master teachers.
It is a can’t-miss advantage for life.
Two years ago, I had the occasion to have lunch with one of the world’s most celebrated CEO’s and his wife, a substantial executive, author, and marketer in her own right. During the course of the conversation, she asked me about my strategy for using Twitter.
“I plan to open an account next week.” I said
“Oh.” She politely replied and then elegantly changed the subject.
At the time I was the Senior ...
Last Friday I received a call from my sister, Donna. She is a busy executive with three school-aged children and one of my best friends. When we get the chance to talk, it’s never about our jobs.
Friday’s conversation was different.
Donna read about the McGraw-Hill and Apple
partnership that was announced on Thursday and called to talk about education.
It seemed like a misprint. I tried hard to find the number one in front of it. No, it was clearly just an 8. I knew that I had stopped paying attention during Math classes around the fourth grade, but an 8!? I had scored an 8 on the ACT in Math.
Welcome to the Army, Private Kibby!
Soon after, I found myself on a slow and very long ride to ...