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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.
“Film found me,” says legendary filmmaker Spike Lee in a recent interview with mediabistroTV. “Notice what I said. ‘Film found me.’ I didn’t say, ‘I found film.’” In the interview, Lee urges today’s youth to pursue careers that fascinate, inspire and engage them—rather than aim for money alone.
Yvonne Camus may be the best—and certainly the most motivational—speaker you’ve never heard of. Here she is talking about teamwork, “heated arguments,” and why arguing takes a tremendous amount of physical energy—so why do it?