Over the past eight months, I’ve met with more than 100 heads of school and industry leaders about the independent school business model.  Throughout this journey, I’ve asked leaders about the skills they wish they had learned or quickly needed to develop after starting their current roles. From these conversations, a clear pattern emerged, highlighting

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Sometimes, the simplest questions provoke the deepest insights.  During a webinar I led last week for SPARC, a tremendous organization making auxiliary programs a strategic component of the overall school mission, I was asked about the possibility of freezing tuition in certain grades. This question highlighted the community’s concerns and steered our discussion towards a

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The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of insight, deeply immersed in preparing to teach independent schools how to use a business case to validate new ideas. It’s a strategy that saves resources and sharpens our focus—ensuring we commit only to what aligns with our goals and mission. Think of it as a stress

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The past few weeks have been a whirlwind.  I’ve been immersed in launching Moonshot Lab and finalizing my business case workshop for independent school leaders. It’s funny. With all of the forward momentum, I’ve struggled to carve out the creative space for this week’s newsletter, hitting a bit of writer’s block. But inspiration struck me

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Someone I worked with years ago recently asked me this: what’s the best part of building MoonshotOS? I didn’t have to think twice: creating a community of schools committed to iterating the business model for long-term sustainability. But let’s be real. Any school contemplating change must overcome several hurdles, including determining whether it is “ready”

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Just last week, I threw out a scenario: What if we expanded our market share by 3% as a collective of NAIS schools over the next five years? This isn’t just a percentage target; it translates to enrolling 21,000 more students into independent schools who would benefit from the transformational l experience. But as I

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