Whether it’s advice, a connection, a service, goods, recommendations, time, presence at an event, or financial support, people need things from others. It’s how we coexist and form societies and communities. And people are often very willing to give. But, how you ask matters both for immediate results and long-term implications.
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day… Continue reading The ceramics te…
Chris has been watching math videos (huh?!), so I tuned in for a few, including this video introducing differential equations. They’re really easy to watch, follow, and learn from, and the instructor is an absolute delight. It’s impressive to see lessons that are considered ‘upper level’ math presented with such ease and in such manageable… Continue reading
Applicants need to be at least 18 years of age, have a deep sense of purpose, willingness to build and maintain healthy relationships, the capacity for self-reflection and ability to trust. They must be resilient, adaptable, curious, creative and resourceful. Mars One is not seeking specific skill sets such as medical doctors, pilots or geologists.… Continue reading Want to go to Mars? Non-profit mission Mars One is looking for a few good Earthlings
Check out my latest contribution to Huffington Post’s Impact section about the Brooklyn Brainery, a model for community-driven learning. If you like it, please leave comments, like it on facebook, and share! Also, if you have ideas for stories of impact (particularly with the millennial generation), shoot me an email.Continued Learning at Next-to-No Cost? No… Continue reading Continued Learning at Next-to-No Cost? No Brainer!
Nine months ago, I shared an article called Forget Networking. How to Be a Connector. Since then, I have developed and offered a class on just that. It’s been a popular class - surprisingly so - and I’ve learned a lot through teaching it. For instance: People have a hard time realizing their existing network. There’s… Continue reading How to Be a Connector
It’s official: my staycation through the end ofthe year has begun! I’m hoping to use this as a sort of Jen Bokoff company retreat, where I look at what’s been accomplished this year and determine a strategy for the future across all aspects of my life. It’s a one-person entity, but as you know, I… Continue reading Staycation Retreat
If you know a Millennial interested in developing leadership skills and tackling community needs, join Mobilize.org's Mobilizer Academy to get access to training, mentors and fellow Millennial social change-makers. It's not bound by geography or background; this is a phenomenal opportunity for anyone looking to make a difference. I have extreme confidence in this pilot… Continue reading Mobilizer Academy: New Leadership Opportunity
Features a ton of my favorite places and things! Oh, and I’m quoted in one of the sub-articles, so that’s fun. See if you can find it!50 ways to make friends in NYC (via Time Out NY)
Case study in company culture: New York Stem Cell Foundation