I enjoy working with small teams trying to realize grand visions.
My interests have taken me from a background in philosophy to a practice in education and technology. None has been more rewarding or prolific than my collaboration with my muse and my wife June George.
We're honored to work with a core group of really smart and passionate individuals and organizations:
- I'm currently the CEO at Montessorium, where we create delightful, engaging activities and apps for children, and helpful, inspiring resources for parents.
- I'm also the creative director at Baan Dek, whose mission is to provide an incredible Montessori foundation for children and an inspirational resource for teachers and parents.
- Alongside my lionhearted wife, we're fortunate to write a series of books for children, inspired by Montessori, at June Books.
My background is philosophical in nature, and extends from Nietzsche to Deleuze and Guattari, with wonderful interludes on both sides. Once upon a time, I wrote a PhD dissertation on the work of Arakawa and Gins. It was entitled, "I Love Arakawa and Gins: Forever, Always, Now". I completed this work at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University.
One of my proudest collaborations was with Tom Sparrow, on a book entitled Itinerant Philosophy: On Alphonso Lingis, in which we interviewed our philosophical mentor and hero, and collected a series or original essays on his work.
The only term that I have discovered that represents the approach to work that I like to take, is Shoshin, which means “beginner’s mind”. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions.
What I've found is that the best teams approach the biggest challenges with a mind that is just beginning to learn. Here, attention to detail is as crucial as attitude and vision, coupled with a serious desire to persist - despite all odds.