My favorite motto
“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
– Teddy Roosevelt
The qualities that make me an “unconventional consultant”
I have always taken delight in challenging the conventional wisdom or status quo, by coming up with fresh, unthought-of insights, or a new twist on things that can move the whole enterprise forward, often by some interesting analogies or emerging patterns.
Too many! My passion for blues music takes me to the Mississippi Delta every year; I’m active in addressing the achievement gap in DC education; and I sponsor (and attempt) to understand advanced cosmology research at Cornell and the Carnegie Institute.
My favorite getaway spot
Right now, St. John in the US Virgin Islands, but I’ll settle for anywhere warm with a beach.
The most valuable piece of advice I’ve ever received
“Grow where you’re planted.”