Posts tagged Google
Start Infusing Google's 20% Time into the Classroom

Google is famous for their 20%-Time where, on Fridays, they allow their employees to work on personal projects on company time with company resources. The only catch is that they must present their projects to the rest of the team when they're through. This practice not only endears the employees to the company but also encourages creativity and passion within the employees. Solutions to tough problems, new ways of thinking and innovative products stem from these Fridays where Googlers are let loose to chase their own dreams. These sorts of practices, I believe, are worth looking at within other contexts beyond Google.

What would happen if, on Fridays, schools turned into incubators of creativity and passion?

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The $1,000,000,000 Question everyone should ask

With technologies such as 3D printing, Google's self-driving cars, Oculus Rift's Virtual Reality... heck, even Amazon's 2-Day shipping, we're presented with unparralleled opportunity to disrupt the world. Instead of purchasing a phone case online and waiting at least 24 hours to have it shipped to you, imagine being able to download a file and 3D print it immediately at your desk. We are in the early stages and already the possibilities are limited only by our imagination! Where in the past, the wealth flowed into the hands of Kings and Dictators, just 100 years ago people like John D. Rockefeller were able to become some of the richest people in the world through entrepreneurship. Fast forward to today and basement startups are becoming multi-billion dollar brands that are innovating so quickly that technology is obsolete within 18 months.

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You've Run Out of Excuses.

I am consistently stopped in my tracks out of sheer amazement at the number of people who lack the confidence to do something thats a little untraditional. Plan a trip to Malaysia in a month or learn to speak Icelandic or compose music! The options are endless!

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