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The Difference Between Launching A Rocket and Driving A Car

November 25, 2015

David Culberhouse, an education colleague and confidant provides me with daily inspiration with his insightfulness and focus on the work we can do to truly reform our education system. Innovation and transformation are not buzzwords when used by David. They are terms he applies to his work, his writings and his reflections with the true definition of what it means to bring these concepts to preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s workforce and their adult communities.

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“Unfortunately, too many startup business plans look more like they are planning to launch a rocket ship than drive a car.”  -Eric Ries ‘The Lean Startup’

It would be a strange occurrence to ever get in my car and not know where I am going.  Whether to work, the store, or a restaurant, I know where I am headed.  The destination has been consciously decided before I ever open the door and get behind the wheel.

While unconsciously, I know that the path to that destination may not be without obstacle or issue.  Traffic, accidents, closures and detours may change the route.  And yet, that never changes the destination, only the path to take me there.

Even knowing this up front does not hinder me from heading out, from starting our journey.  We know that we will face a plethora of unexpected hitches and hurdles on the road each and…

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