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The Blue School

I learned about The Blue School in May’s Inc. Magazine:

  • “Original blue men Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, and Phil Stanton, together with their wives, Jen Wink, Renee Rolleri, and Jennifer Stanton, conceived the school as an alternative to the New York school scene. “There’s this incredible pressure in Manhattan private schools to get young children into Harvard. Like, at 2,” says Rolleri, whose background is in art therapy and child development. The Blue School, Goldman says, was a response to what was “not happening” in education. “Schools are educating creativity and innovation out of children,” he says, “and sucking the joy out of that experience.”
  • Pre-k and Elementary
  • Only 20 kids admitted per grade
  • School that teaches kids to be kids
  • Studies show if kids choose the curriculum they learn more
  • $27k annual tuition

Posted in index Random Stuff (Misc.) on May 24th, 2009 by Jeremy at 3:15 pm with (44 views)

Tyler Wearing Best Buy Shirt

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Posted in index Tyler on May 23rd, 2009 by Jeremy at 9:51 am with (53 views)

Failure: The Secret to Success

What I learned:

  • Everybody makes mistakes
  • So much of racing is failure
  • Failure is a byproduct of pushing the envelope
  • When you fail it isn’t necessarily looked at as a bad thing as long as you learn from it and make something positive out of it
  • Engineers for better or worse want to change things and advance
  • All the demands from Soichiro Honda were to take risks and fail. The idea is that you can fail 100 times as long as you succeed once. “Trial and Error” sums up Soichiro Honda’s ideas.
  • We can only make fantastic advances in technology through many failures
  • If you have a boss that is telling you to take a chance and if you make a mistake or fail, just try not to do it again and try to learn from that.  That is a good thing.
  • Edison trying to do the light-bulb, he said I didn’t fail, it just didn’t work 10,000 times, it worked the 10,001st time so if you look at those 10,000 times were those failures?

Posted in index Motivational, Videos on May 22nd, 2009 by Jeremy at 7:21 am with (51 views)