“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Twist what HBS taught about aspirational marketing, NOT to sell luxury goods, but to illustrate "goods" aren't important, what you do for others is. Demonstrate that increasing shareholder return is not wholly synonymous with increasing value. Challenge business people to look beyond forecasts, highlighting the huge, and NECESSARY, role they must play to improve inequality. I hope to learn, from for-profit examples, how organizations resistant to systemic changes are led to embrace these changes, and then apply these insights to what is our nation's biggest ill and embarrassment—our public education system. I seek to learn what I don't know so that I am able to return to my work in schools, build an educational consulting company with a mission to improve instructional quality, and ultimately provide kids with access to opportunity that changes their trajectories.

Money will never drive me. Success will be:
Buying my brothers' families plane tickets for holiday visits;
Trying to do good, forever increasing my parents' ROI;
Never losing sight that everyone, from diplomats to homeless, can and will be my teachers;
Providing my partner, for infinity, with unconditional love;
Appreciating slopes full of good powder and friends;
Not complaining, rather acting to "Be the change I wish to see in the world."
Live with intention. Love with generous spirit. Laugh until I pee my pants.

— Sharon Liszanckie