ReadWrite Web had a post entitled "10 Inspiring TED Talks for Startups" on July 13, 2010. This series of posts are my notes from those videos.

Adora Svitak
February 2010
(8 min, 13 secs)

An inspiring talk by a young lady and author from Redmond, WA when she was 11 years old.

  • When was the last time you were called childish?
  • Childish => Irrational thinking. Maybe that is what the world needs.
  • A knowledge of history often puts a hamper on irrational thinking, limiting imagination
  • Adults should start learning from kids. Students should teach teachers. Learning should be reciprocal. It doesn’t happen because of a lack of trust.
  • Adults underestimate the abilities of children.
  • Unfortunately, kids become adults just like the ones they are exposed to. We need to create opportunities for kids to become better adults than the adults of today.
  • Kids need opportunities to lead and succeed.

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