April 19, 2021

I believe in science… Except that I also believe animals are compassionate,…

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April 12, 2021

“No”. Period. The end. No explanation or apology necessary. Whether it is…

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April 5, 2021

Boards of Directors in higher education are often populated with many generous…

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March 29, 2021

I think there should be a government-backed program of 1-2 years of…

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March 22, 2021

I was over-the-top excited when a full-page ad for the Marshall Plan…

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March 15, 2021

My dear colleague and friend Josh Freeman once taught me his Two…

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June 11, 2020

Educated, by Tara Westover

Educated, by Tara Westover, is the harrowing true story of her rise…

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May 28, 2020

Sawubona, and other takeaways from the ScalingUp Reignite Summit

In lieu of our spring in-person gathering, the ScalingUp Summit was delivered…

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May 16, 2020

Notable Quotes in the Era of COVID

In recent years, I’ve established a tradition of sharing highlights, quotes and…

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April 23, 2020

Profiles in Candor: Brené Brown

“That bugs the crap outta me.” Brené Brown, in a March 29,…

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April 16, 2020

Profiles in Candor: Dr. Anthony Fauci

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic response, Dr. Anthony Fauci has become one of…

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March 15, 2020

Profiles In Candor: Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill

In his 50s, Bob Moore started over, switching careers from gas stations…

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March 5, 2020

Pollster Nate Silver’s Brilliant Accuracy

As with many disciplines, polling is both an art and a science.…

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February 26, 2020

Profiles in Candor: Jim Lehrer

In January, the broadcast journalism industry, and the listening audience from around…