This Spring took me by surprise. I had a couple of big projects at Cornell (our second Giving Day was one of them—I’ll write about it at some point) and I spent the whole month of May in France, on parental leave. I didn’t have much time to plan my posts, let alone to write…

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Have you visited a Barnes and Noble recently? Or a Container Store? Then you must have been asked during check out: “Can I have your email address?” Do you know why they ask? They ask because: you’re here it can make sense in the context of a purchase, when loyalty is rewarded (“Do you have a…

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