Commencement speeches are garbage. College graduation is terrifying.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="545"] Slight Uncertainty by Michal Trpák[/caption] The platitudes of graduation speeches are so damaging. It sets you up for some magical moment when you enter adulthood and the world of opportunity opens up to you. But actually the world does…

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Penelope Trunk

founded four startups. Her most recent is Quistic. She has been featured by a long list of media including CNN, ABC News, 20/20, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She lives in Wisconsin and homeschools her sons More»


  • Coaching

    There are three career paths. One will fit you.

    I am reading Miranda July’s  book because she made a great ad for her book. It’s like a little film and after I saw the ad I got upset that I cannot make such good ads for my books. But then I...

  • Careers

    Voices of the defenders of grad school. And me crushing them.

    It’s pretty well established that non-science degrees are not necessary for a job. In fact, the degrees cost you too much money, require too long of a commitment, and do not teach you the real-life skills they promise. Yet, I...

  • Education

    Teaching to the test

    I'm so frustrated with homeschooling now that my son wants to go to graduate school for science. Now things are serious. He has to pass tests to show he can compete in college. His taking SAT IIs this year. He'd be…