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You don’t have to wait for anyone’s approval to do things,” she said. “You don’t have to try to get a job and go through set steps before you start a career or start your life. That’s what I want young girls to know — you can do anything you want. Just start. That’s how Rookie started.


I can tell you this with absolute certainty. You don’t know what you’re going to know in six month. I’ll give you six month to prove me wrong.

Aaron Dignan: Digital Isn’t Software, It’s a Mindset (by 99U)

Girl Rising - Montage (by Sarofsky)

Last year, Oscar nominated filmmaker Richard Robbins came to Erin to discuss his latest documentary, Girl Rising.
This film journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl - and the world. Girl Rising consists of nine different girl’s stories of how education factored into her life circumstances. Each girl was paired with a female writer from her own country, and then her story was filmed and narrated. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and other acclaimed actors contribute voice performances to the film, which also features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman and Grammy Award winner Lorne Balfe.
Robbins’ approach to the film created a unique challenge: how do we create an open and interstitials that add a depth of knowledge and global context, as well as maintain the flow of the movie? That’s where Sarofsky helped. After lengthy discussions and numerous script revisions, we developed a series of scenarios that feature a group of girls, who present important statistical information in both a playful and filmic way. Combining our visuals, Robbins’ writing and Liam Neeson’s voiceover made for not only a beautiful piece, but also an effective way to weave the different stories together.
In the end, we are proud to be a part of a project that delivers a simple, critical truth: Educate Girls and you will Change the World.

So education must be the bridge between the present and future, the old and the new. But we must also build an enduring platform. By that I mean a new way of thinking about the global economy—the “new multilateralism”, where all stakeholders take joint responsibility for the global common good, breaking down the borders and barriers that are really relics of a bygone age.
Think of yourself as a freelancer for life and always nurture your networks, no matter what. Avoid getting lulled into a false sense of security. To stay engaged, take control of your professional development. The alternative is rather feudal.
I firmly believe that art & design will transform our economy in the 21st century the way that science and technology did in the last century.
John Maeda
We must move beyond trends to recognize a new world of guiding narratives driven by values, implications, systems, design, and aspirations. Simply stated, if trends have been the beating heart of futures thinking, then it’s time for a transplant.
Social media permeate the personal, academic, political and professional lives of millennials, helping to foster the type of environment where innovation flourishes. So when compared with older generations, millennials learn quickly — and that’s the most important driver of innovation.

Google and NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab (by Google)