Love it! Having worked with Jim I can say he is passionate, cares about the space, is excited about the BIG WEIRD IDEAS, and he knows when to get out of the way of passionate creators/team members, while still enabling them.
You have probably heard about the manifesto a Googler (not someone senior) published internally about, essentially, how women and men are intrinsically different and we should stop trying to make it possible for women to be engineers, it’s just not worth it.
The saddest thing right now is that in a city as rich as NYC, we still have second and third grade teachers working on a basis of 32 kids per teacher.
There is just nothing that you can innovate to work around the fact that education requires qualitative teacher time to work on the needs of each individual child.
Okay, so I want to share with you three brief stories of bad times in my life.
First, it’s July of 1998. I’m living in a town called Moose Pass, Alaska, and after a breakup, I sink into a depression. I…