I was delighted to be the inaugural guest on Rethink Education‘s podcast series, The Rethinking Education Sessions. My hosts were Rethink’s Managing Partner Matt Greenfield and Associate Amanda Beaudoin.
I love talking with Matt for a few reasons. First, he’s a deeply humane person who shares my values and puts them front and center in his business practices. Second, he’s a former English professor, so he really gets teaching and the magic of the classroom in a way that many VCs don’t. And finally, he asks great questions. Toward the end of the episode, Amanda jumped in and we had a really interesting three-way conversation about how pro forma spreadsheets can be forms of personal expression, what that tells us about the definition of “liberal arts,” and also what it tells us about the nature of learning.
We covered a lot of ground and yet left a lot to be explored (perhaps partly because I seem constitutionally incapable of giving a short answer to a question). It was truly a delight.