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“Every woman in this room is powerful and every man in this room is powerful too,” Jessica Jackley says in a keynote at the One Young World Summit 2012, “[and] we have to be careful because sometimes that power goes unused.” This is especially true, she says, if you don’t believe in yourself and don’t believe in the potential of others. As the co-founder of the micro-loaning website KIVA explains, you can have the best ideas and tools at your disposal—but none of that matters in you don’t believe that you have the potential to make a change.
“People matter,” says leadership speaker Bill Strickland in a recent keynote. “People are assets, not liabilities…[and] it is all in the way that you treat people that drives performance and drives behavior.”
"You don’t have to go at it thinking, “How am I going to transform 16,000 school districts in the country?” Instead, you can spend an hour working with one child. Even itty bitty steps can make a profound difference."
Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” project—where public space in New Orleans was turned into a collaborative blackboard for residents to share their life dreams—was recently recreated in Denver. This stunning video shows the project being built.
“I dabble in modernity,” says legendary author Margaret Atwood on CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. Judging by her twitter following and her active participation in the development of new digital technologies, we think Atwood is being more than a little modest.