Lead Left Interview – John Katzman (Part Two)

This week we continue our conversation with John Katzman, founder and CEO of Noodle. Noodle is a NYC-based company providing on-line tools to help students find resources to find the right schools, services, and learning materials. 

Second of two parts – View part one

The Lead Left: But can you really scale individualism?

John Katzman: We do it in many sectors of the economy; Chipotle competes with In-N-Out Burger and thousands of local delis; we don’t decide that everyone in a city or state must eat the same lunch. How many stocks can you buy? How many toilets? We need to allow schools to differentiate, and allow parents to choose the right curriculum for their kids.

TLL: Could you give us an example?

JK: In higher ed, there are lots of choices. The Minerva School is a new one, and its partnership with KGI [Keck Graduate Institute] is a truly differentiated model. Features