Be Unhappy.

Each day, I skim through the headlines of the Aspen Institute’s Five Best Ideas of the Day newsletter. One caught my eye this morning: The secret to office happiness isn’t working less—it’s caring less The premise is unnervingly true. Caring less is the cultural aspiration du jour in a time when many of us are suffering […]

Everything I know about being a CEO, I learned being a teacher

“How can you be a CEO when you were just a teacher?” This is one of the most common questions I have fielded as the CEO and founder of Allovue, an early-stage financial analytics company. Initially the question offended me; I prickled at the insinuation of all the worst teacher stereotypes: teachers aren’t as smart […]

In Response to “The Imaginary Teacher Shortage”

On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal ran an opinion editorial by Jay Greene, “The Imaginary Teacher Shortage,” which posited that while the United States has added a million teachers to the rolls since 1970, student performance has remained unchanged. Greene challenged the presidential candidates’ plans to add more teachers, imploring state and local officials to […]