I’ve actually been asked this question a lot. In today's Good Life Project Jam Session I share 3 contrarian things to think about...
Having gone through numerous controversies during my own education regarding homo and heterogenous classrooms based on intelligence, I'm not sure which is the better solution, and I get that grades and an absolute system might not be the best system for all students, but passing kids through the system when they don't understand foundational concepts sets them up for failure later on. (I was shocked when I found out that our school doesn't generally keep anyone back until ninth grade "for social reasons". So we end up with kids who can barely read in high school (I've heard that one can graduate without being able to read, but I don't know about that personally).
- Good Life ProjectFounder, 2012 - present
- Career Renegade, Inc.Author, Business Strategies, Speaker, 2008 - 2012
- Tribal AuthorFounder, Book Marketing Trainer, 2009 - 2012
- Sonic YogaFounder, 2001 - 2008
- Sedona FitnessFounder, 1997 - 2000
- Debevoise & PlimptonAssociate, 1995 - 1996
- S.E.C.Enforcement Attorney, 1992 - 1995
Jonathan Fields is a New York City dad, husband and lawyer turned award-winning author, media-producer and entrepreneur. His last book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance was named the top personal development book in 2011 by 800-CEO-READ.
Jonathan’s current focus, Good Life Project, is global movement that inspires, educates, connects and supports mission-driven individuals in the quest to live better, more engaged and aligned lives. #WakeUpPeople.
Fueling this quest is a rapidly-expanding digital media, community-building and education venture that produces a top-rated podcast, a broadcast-quality web-series seen in more than 150 countries and educational programs for mission-driven leaders, entrepreneurs, and makers. #OccasionallyHeSleeps #Not!
Jonathan also speaks globally on aligned entrepreneurship, mindful innovation and living a good life and the power of promoting a "good life" culture within organizations.
In 2013, Forbes named him one of 25 entrepreneurs to follow on twitter, along with Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Randi Zuckerberg, an accolade he had inked on his lower-back to impress the hipsters at power yoga. #OmShantiIRule! Forbes has also named his blog one of the top 100 for entrepreneurs.
He has been featured widely in mainstream and online media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur, USA Today, Real Simple, HOW, O Magazine, Self, Outside, Slate, Vogue, CNBC, Fox News, PBS Nightly Business Report and thousands of other places that sound cool, but don't impress his daughter all that much. #UmLikeWhatsTVDad?
When not building ventures, writing and producing, he can be found dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter, writing in the third person and listening to “real music.” #AirSupplyFanClub.
- Binghamton UniversityB.A., Political Science
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawJ.D., Magna Cum Laude