I came across this RSA Animate on “Changing Education Paradigms”. Was quite eye opening hearing it presented like this but at the same time I’m not surprised. Its partially why entrepreneurship is being called the new “Adventure Sport” as people are sick and tired of being told to get a good education, get a degree, and then get a good job. That is as this video shows an old age thinking and it’s that old age thinking that people are trying to apply to today’s ways and it’s just not working.
I guess you could say that Richard DeVos and Jay Van Andel had some forethought back in 1959 when they created Amway to give people an opportunity to do something more and get ahead of that old age thinking. I’m of course summarizing that in my own words and in no way saying that’s officially what they were thinking. However if I look at where the Amway Business Opportunity is today and what it’s providing for many at least in the Western Canada, it’s giving people with the passion to do more than what the rest of the sheep are doing the ability to excel. It allows those with divergent thinking or those who want to work on divergent thinking to apply those skills to entrepreneurship. It can apply to this opportunity or any other opportunity, you just have to apply it.
The talk was done by Sir Ken Robinson who is a world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the 2008 RSA Benjamin Franklin Medal. You can actually check out the full 1 hour talk here: http://www.thersa.org/events/video/archive/sir-ken-robinson