San Francisco had its first day of school this month, and Kory O’Rourke, a San Francisco teacher, is still driving Lyft to make ends meet. O’Rourke loves her job as a teacher and says she lives “in fear that the bills won’t get paid.” Her story is not unusual,...


I live near downtown Brooklyn, where sidewalks are lined to the gills with what can best be described as “random stuff” for sale. On any given stroll one can find an array of sunglasses, fruit, CDs, jewelry, clothing, cell phone cases, skin creams, and, last but not least, books.


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If...


There is a method to what some readers consider my madness.


Some people hate that I hate debt.


Others disagree when I encourage families not to borrow for college.


And, man, do I get a lot of email when I recommend that college students, especially freshmen, not have credit cards.


I value this...


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Tony Mendez received this Presidential challenge coin from Barack Obama when visiting the White House. While he was not there alone - he visited with about 20 other people receiving recognition for unique government service - he was the only one who was presented with this coin. The group...


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The Power of a Positive Educator

By Jon Gordon, Posted August 19th 2015

When I think about the teachers who made a difference in my life I realize they were all positive. Mrs. Liota smiled every day and made me feel loved. Coach Caiazza believed in me while Mr. Ehmann encouraged me to be my best. Years later as I think about the impact these teachers had on my life...


BECOMING A LEADER TAKES COURAGE AS WELL AS CREATIVITY. AND CREATIVITY TAKES PRACTICE





Being a leader is difficult. That’s why most of us end up taking direction from others in our professional lives. But the ranks of the self-employed are swelling, hinting that more people are...




The pinnacle of a teacher's career is to change students' lives by empowering them with knowledge and life skills. What if a teacher who pours into their students' lives full-time isn't being nurtured themselves? This is the reality of San Francisco teacher Kory O'Rourke's and many other...


A few posts back I explained how an author had contacted me about doing a guest post for her blog. I liked her approach because in her e-mail she obviously knew exactly who I was and had clearly read some of my work. I felt honored, not used, and I was happy to help her out. I even...



Seeing Steve Jobs's life slip away was breathtaking, but the lessons offered can be life changing. It struck me as strange that I’d never seen him happier more often than in his last decade, which arguably was his hardest health-wise and yet his most successful professionally, as...


You wonder where your summer went? Me, too! If you’re a parent, you probably devoted endless hours shuttling your kids to different activities. I know my wife feels like the school year will actually be a break for her. Speaking at school district convocations throughout the country for the...