Thursday, June 9, 2011

HOW TO BUILD A SCHOOL IN 3 HOURS

"I am only one, but I am one. 
I cannot do everything, but I can do something. 
And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."  
~Edward Everett Hale

I had not planned on posting this video on my blog, but I could not resist. Daniel Pink tweeted about this video yesterday and I was blown away by the message. It is too important for everyone NOT to see. 

When I do post the occasional video, I try to choose videos under 5 minutes. I rarely have the time or interest to watch a longer video. This video is the exception - it is an 18-minute TED video. The ideas presented in TED videos by famous and not-so-famous individuals are most always inspirational and the best ones are life-changing. 

In this TED video, Taylor Conroy talks about how to build a school in three hours using social media.

He talks about 5 keys to this idea: personal connection, group mentality, tangible outcome, micro-giving, and recognition. You'll understand these after the video.

If you don't have time to watch now, save it for when you have 20 minutes to be inspired and motivated to do something. Better yet, right now schedule a time to watch it - write it on your calendar.


Please post any reactions to the video below.

3 comments:

Sandy said...

Great video - Very inspirational.

jonstolpe said...

I agree with Sandy. The video is very inspiring. We've done some fund raising in the past year or so for a couple of different things, and generally we've been blown away by people's generous giving.

I liked the quote at the end of his video and at the top of your post. I think we easily are paralyzed by the thoughts of how overwhelming it appears to overcome ALL the challenges facing this world. One person can make a difference. One action can mean the world. Working together to do one thing can have a huge impact.

Thank you for sharing.

Jason said...

Sandy & Jon,
Thanks for the comments. The video is very inspiring.