“And so my best conversations...tend to be about art, creativity. I remember conversations vividly from 1993 about what the Internet was going to become. And those kinds of conversations are inherently less defensive, and if you have them with engaged, smart people, they're thrilling."
“…learning is both cognitive and emotional. In order get to the cognitive, you've got to open up the heart. And in order to challenge students, you've got to have them know in their hearts that you believe in them. And if the student knows that you, as a teacher, believe in him or her, they will absolutely work for that teacher."
“I think that this idea of self-talk is really important, and you have to tell yourself that a different outcome is possible. And my mantra for myself was just because that's the way it has been, doesn't mean that that's the way that it has to be."
“The tools that we have currently to connect with each other, whether that's a simple phone call, a text message, a conversation, or any form of interaction on the web aren't working... people feel more lonely than ever and less connected... you really have to start with one meaningful conversation."
“Nothing brings you together like food... and then you're happy, and once you're happy, then you're talking."