I’m reading Wendy Kopp’s One Day All Children…, the story of the founding of Teach for America.

It’s inspiring. If you ever wonder what it takes to launch a movement, here’s some tips gleaned from her experience:

  1. Have a great idea.
  2. Think big.
  3. Focus like a laser.
  4. Work harder than you have worked before.

From page 38:

The work was piling up. My solution was to begin sleeping every other night.

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