R.I.P. Tony Buzan, Memorial Appreciation

R.I.P Tony Buzan, 1946–2019. Creator of the MindMapping Technique, founder of World Memory Championship, author of 80 books, educator, innovator, good friend. Thank you for all your uplifting service and contributions to … Read More

Five Major Mistakes to Avoid in 2014

2014 will bring changes, opportunities and dangers for your business. Industries are collapsing, careers are converging, and work is migrating or disappearing altogether. Each of us must orient ourselves in a world … Read More

Ron Kaufman’s Ultimate Game

By Dan Woog, “Woog’s World,” first published in the Westport News. RON KAUFMAN’S ULTIMATE GAME In the early 1970s Ron Kaufman was too small to play on most Staples High School teams. … Read More

A Personal Path to Service

For the past 40 years I have been on a mission to improve the world. The vision that motivates and sustains me is a world in which everyone is educated and inspired … Read More

My Grandmother was unusual. What Was Yours Like?

Unusual people and events have powerfully shaped my life, and the lessons I’ve learned from them are the roots of my unrelenting passion. My grandmother was my earliest inspiration. She taught kindergarten … Read More

Reflections on a Birthday in 2014

I was born 58 years ago in Connecticut in the USA. My parents welcomed me into a growing family with a deep commitment to academics and achievement. I was an energetic child, … Read More

The Elevator Essay – by Brighten Kaufman

Brighten Kaufman, College Application Essay, October 27, 2013 Each year, students applying to colleges in the United States are required to answer a common essay question. I believe Brighten’s essay is uncommon … Read More