The Personal Files of Matt Goldenberg

I write my thoughts here about Ed-tech, entrepreneurship, and systems of innovation.  You can read along if you’d like.

Why does hiring suck so much?

This is going to be a ton of armchair reasoning coming from someone who doesn’t work in corporate America. But I’ve gone through the hiring process with enough clients who are going into corporate America that I feel like I can say this: Hiring Sucks. …

Why Gamification Won’t Save Education

I was watching an interview recently between Sal Khan (of Khan Academy) and Elon Musk. In the interview, Elon Musk draws the analogy between his kids being addicted to video games, and getting kids addicted to education. Suddenly it clicked.  The reaso …

To Fix Education, You Need to Start From Scratch

To Fix Education You Need to Start From Scratch I’m sick of all these “disruptive education startups” that think that the problem with education is distribution. Taking a broken paradigm and moving it to the internet just means that you’ve found a fast …

James Altucher’s Advice on Starting a Business

James Altucher was asked in his AMA this question: Do you have any tips for someone going into the business world? What type of degrees would be nice, what colleges in the country are nice, etc? I heard the business world was tough but very rewarding. …

Can robots replace tutors?

That sees to be the ambition of Louis van Ahn.  I love love love what Duolingo is doing for evidence based education. That being said, there’s a lot that I have to nitpick at here, but the biggest is the assumption that we should be pitting teachers ag …