Thursday, October 9, 2008

did you know? 2.0

From the ShiftHappens Wiki
Did You Know? originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, United States. The presentation "went viral" on the Web in February 2007 and, as of June 2007, had been seen by at least 5 million online viewers. Today the old and new versions of the online presentation have been seen by at least 15 million people, not including the countless others who have seen it at conferences, workshops, training institutes, and other venues.

I had this phenomenal video sent to me by one of my girls and think its especially appropriate as we venture into this world of newfound financial and economic volatility and overarching uncertainty. As young people we should be asking, where can we be most effective and make the most difference? Should we help impart our wisdom on the children with Teach for America? Should we go into I-banking and show them what integrity and honest success looks like? Should we consult and gain the most experience in the least amount of time? Should we (most likely) scrounge for a job and spend time giving back to our communities - local, regional, and global? 

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
- Albert Einstein

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