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The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned In College

In the winter of 2003, I was hand selected by Dr. Ray “Coach” Kinnunen to be on the Northeastern University Case Competition team. This was a huge honor and responsibility. You couldn’t enroll or apply. Only ten students were chosen annually to be part of this program. We were

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Crowdsourcing the ‘Global Life School’

Yesterday, I was thinking back to my experience in high school. While I had some amazing teachers and treasure many of the lessons that I learned, I wish I had been taught more fundamental ‘life skills’ during my adolescence. That reflection prompted me to write the following tweet: Less than

Crowdsourcing the ‘Global Life School’
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Tinybop: Educating Kids In Every Country

Several years ago when I was at Lerer Ventures, Sam Gerstenzang, our summer intern, recommended  that I meet with Raul Gutierrez, Founder CEO of a Brooklyn-based creative studio called Tinybop.  When Sam explained that Tinybop was building educational apps for kids, I was immediately skeptical because I’ve seen hundreds