Nothing lowers the spirit of Brian Jones, not even the ALS he was diagnosed with last year. He calls himself blessed, and the thousands of colleagues and friends he’s accumulated over the years are at testament to that. Former general counsel at the Education Department under President George Bush, and president of Strayer Education, Brian’s own experience growing up taught him the value of empowering people to find the education that best suits their needs, whatever the time or place might be. “One thing I love about being in higher ed today,’’ Brian says, “is that we do live in a time of really rapid innovation. Technology is really driving the ability to be able to personalize learning in ways that were just unthinkable a generation ago.” This thoughtful, aspirational, and fascinating interview is a must listen.