All posts tagged: education

Crowdsourcing the ‘Global Life School’

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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 twenty-four hours later, the tweet has been shared and liked thousands of times. It turns out the idea of teaching “life skills” in schools struck […]

What I read in 2015

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Last holiday season, I shared my first annual reading list which was an overview of all the books I devoured in 2014. I’ve always been a big advocate for lifelong learning so I’m constantly trying to practice what I preach by reading one or two books at any given time. There’s no question it’s a big commitment but the investment pays off in so many ways. I find reading helps me go deeper in my […]

The Robot Factory & Digital Toys That Fuel Creativity

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Just a few days ago, Tinybop, the Brooklyn-based children’s app studio and RRE portfolio company, launched their latest creation, The Robot Factory. For those of you who don’t know, Tinybop is developing a magical constellation of apps for kids that is global, timeless and universal. The company’s goal is to create a global media brand that teaches kids in 150+ countries about the world through play, exploration and self-expression. Their fourth app, The Robot Factory, […]

Transitions

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“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent.” -Steve Jobs Over the weekend I was fortunate to participate in my first “Medi Club,” a monthly gathering of urban-dwelling meditators. Medi Club is the brainchild of Jesse Israel who wanted to create a safe place for modern meditators that achieved three core goals 1) meditate with like-minded meditators; 2) discuss how meditation relates to issues like relationships, creativity, sex […]

Tinybop: Educating Kids In Every Country

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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 of companies in the space and my identical twin brother founded a children’s media studio, CloudKid.  After some back and forth with Sam, I begrudgingly agreed […]