Once again, I’ll be going to TRHS and talking to the high school entrepreneurship class this week. I had some good feedback last time and would always appreciate more input. Zach, the teacher who is behind this, said that the Spring session was a hit, especially the trailer for the movie The Corporation. Many of the students now go and rent the movie and show it to their parents.
I may have a larger group of students this Thursday and I’m working on keeping the presentation quite short, with only a few themes – the end of the industrial age; 3 billion people now connected; hierarchies & wirearchies. There should be lots of time for questions or more discussion. I just want to create a spark or two.
I’m thinking of showing one of two short videos from TED Talks (any advice?):
- The last half (10 minutes) of Sir Ken Robinson’s Do Schools Kill Creativity?
- Richard St John’s Secrets of Success in 8 Words (3 minutes)
The reason for #2 is obvious and it’s very short, while my logic for #1 is that creativity is the key for success in work & entrepreneurship, especially in an inter-connected world of intangible goods and services.