Caren Kelleher

When I was thirteen The Beatles threatened to sue me over my idea (I was flattered). Today I work at Google Play. HBS alum. Band manager. DC native.


Meeting my great-grandfather’s ghost


In 1906, my great-grandfather jumped ship in New York harbor. He never returned to his native Norway, nor did I ever meet him.


“An eye for an eye…”

Debating death at age thirteen


“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth….”

It was my final argument — the zinger, really — in my first school debate. I was in eighth grade and the topic was capital punishment.

The debate was part of a public speaking module in my English class. It was taught by an exuberant…


50 Years of Beatles in America

Why an Ed Sullivan moment won’t happen again, according to the biggest fan who wasn’t there to see it.


The Tenacity Payoff

Patience gets its reward during awards season

There were a lot of themes during last night’s Golden Globes ceremony (fake tans, red dresses


Happiness, in the Absence of Pursuit

Remembering three small words from the Founding Fathers


Last summer on the Fourth of July, I saw a woman wearing a…


The Internet does not love you.


Yesterday morning we had a gas leak on my street. My roommate woke me up when he discovered that the SF Fire Department had blocked the road.

Two things immediately occurred to me:

1) I need to check on the status of my renter’s insurance.
2) I could have lit the stove and blown up the neighborhood.


Meeting my great-grandfather’s ghost


In 1906, my great-grandfather jumped ship in New York harbor. He never returned to his native Norway, nor did I ever meet him.