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World Population Day

July 11th is observed as the World Population Day. The planet population now is over 7.7 billion people and it’s growing at an altered pace in different parts of the world.

“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s blueprint for a better future for all on a healthy planet. On World Population Day, we recognize that this mission is closely interrelated with demographic trends including population growth, aging, migration, and urbanization,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on the occasion.

This day aims at raising awareness on issues related to global population such as depletion of resources, deepening poverty and socioeconomic inequality, lack of access to education, gender inequality, maternal and infant mortality, lack of reproductive rights, child marriage, teen pregnancy, malnourishment, climate change, habitat loss, depreciation of fresh water, etc.

According to the UN, the World Population Day in 2019 calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Twenty-five years have passed since that landmark conference, where 179 governments recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for achieving sustainable development.

If you want to take action, investing in education and reproductive health education is one of the best ways to prevent the negative impacts of the growing population. You can help to equip young people with the skills and knowledge that need to fuel economic growth, social and gender equality.
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  1. Adeosun Oluwatosin

    11.07.2019 · Reply

    The imperative is clear. Global leaders must commit to enhancing the quality of education and reduce the education gap by increasing school resources, improving the efficiency of educational institutions,promote Technical and Vocational Education and seizing the opportunities afforded by technological innovation. All of this will serve to enrich human capital, which is essential to boosting productivity and incomes.

  2. thank you for always educating us and keeping us update, it true the world population is increasing everyday where else that resource remain the same that we are unable to sustain everyone. Hence as young entrepreneurs we need to work together in ensuring that we meet our government half way in sustaining such social activities. I would want to applause Blessing, Lambisia, Regina and many more that I met in this competition that are already playing their role in achieving a sustainable vision 2030

  3. Absolutely, as we all join forces as leaders or emerging leaders to educate the people about the increasing rise of overpopulation in the world, there is still a massive gap about this issue because of limited resources support. But we must not relent in promoting the 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals through our various initiatives. Nevertheless, since my project is on Quality Education and Decent Work and Economic Growth, I must continue to raise awareness about the health implications of overpopulation and its possible problem of economic degradation in my community and beyond and in turn, provide possible preventive measures to take to reduce/mitigate these challenges. Thank you, @Pandula for the mention/acknowledgement.

  4. The challenge of the century is to solve the problem of meeting the increasing needs and expectations of a growing population while at the same time modifying the current production and consumption patterns to achieve a more sustainable development model and address the links between development and rapid population change.

    However; population dynamics do not only pose challenges, they also provide important opportunities for more sustainable development. A fall in fertility levels and slower population growth, for example, leads to an increased concentration of the population in the working age range, which can enable countries to reap a demographic bonus and jumpstart economic development.

  5. happy belated World Population Day!

  6. Happy belated population day to all!! Let’s unite and spread love and kindness.

  7. Somaliland has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates .
    We must continue to raise awareness on maternal and infant mortality and gender inequality.
    By improving primary health care services and antenatal care visits check ups .

  8. All our attention needed in raising awareness on issues related to global population such as depletion of resources, deepening poverty and socioeconomic inequality, lack of access to education, gender inequality, maternal and infant mortality, lack of reproductive rights, child marriage, teen pregnancy, malnourishment, climate change, habitat loss, depreciation of fresh water, etc. Let us join hands and alleviate all these challenges from our lives and for betterment of future generations to come…

  9. Hence as young entrepreneurs we need to work together in ensuring that we meet our government half way in sustaining such social activities. Goal 4 is vital let preserve the taste.

    entrepreneuressien (2019 Entrant Best Idea Category)

  10. A quote sounded like this: The imperative is clear. Global leaders must commit to enhancing the quality of education and reduce the education gap by increasing school resources, improving the efficiency of educational institutions,promote Technical and Vocational Education and seizing the opportunities afforded by technological innovation. All of this will serve to enrich human capital, which is essential to boosting productivity and incomes.

    Now, I urges ALL campus members to take actions on Goal 4, educating young girls in North Nigeria and spur early marriage of 11 and 12 years.

    entrepreneur-essien (2019 Innovative Entrant in Bets Idea Category)

  11. If all campus members globally will implement this task here : by aiming at raising awareness on issues related to global population such as depletion of resources, deepening poverty and socioeconomic inequality, lack of access to education, gender inequality, maternal and infant mortality, lack of reproductive rights, child marriage, teen pregnancy, malnourishment, climate change, habitat loss, depreciation of fresh water, etc.

    I wonder why sustainable development goal 4 will not be reality by 2030

    entrepreneur-essien (2019 Innovative Young Entrant in Best Idea Category)

  12. Let us educate every person about Goal 4

  13. I want to urge all campus members to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to trigger economic growth, gender equality and social, the way am doing in Nigeria now.

  14. Education is the backbone of sustainable development.

  15. Education is the best legacy

  16. I want campus members to see quality education as a mirror, especially our young female entrepreneurs in this campus platform, to leverage it with technology towards Goal 5.

  17. The Rise of the Entrepreneur Citizen Campus 2019!!!
    By Ephraim Essien (2019 Bets Ideas Category 2019)
    I am truly honored to be with you. I would especially like to start with thanks to the YOUTH CITIZEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION members for your caring and for putting in the work that you do. I hope I will be able to contribute to your work by sharing an understanding of the very profound historical transformation the world is going through, and that we are all trying to serve. That is the transformation from the agricultural world, which produced very small surplus that only allowed very few people to be players, to a world where everyone has to be changemaker. If you imagine 5, 10, 15 years ahead in the context where the rate of change is accelerating logarithmically after 12,000 years of being relatively flat, you can just imagine how cruel it is for anyone not to be a changemaker.

  18. So I hope I will be able to expand on that insight: how is this happening; what are the barriers; what are some of the key answers to those barriers; and then move on to what the implications of this change are for us as individuals, for others we care about, for the institutions we are a part of, and ultimately of course for society.

  19. Before doing that I would like to introduce two social entrepreneurs to you very concretely because social entrepreneurship is very much at the cutting edge of this revolution and understanding of it is important. It will also help explain where our understanding comes from.

  20. Ashoka has roughly 2,500 of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs on every continent and every subject matter as our core community. These Ashoka Fellows are role models and mass recruiters of changemakers, which is key for their success.

  21. Let me start this part—what is a leading social entrepreneur—by asking you a question. What is the most powerful force in the world? I think it is pretty clear that it is a major pattern-changing idea, but only if it’s in the hands of an entrepreneur. It’s that combination that moves the world more than anything else. So let me then challenge you to see some of the patterns as I introduce these two stories.

  22. The first story is about Mary Gordon. Mary is a Canadian. She was elected a Fellow just short of three years ago. She saw a problem in the classes she was teaching in the public schools in Toronto. There was increasing number of children who could only respond to another child who made them uncomfortable with aggression, which of course invited aggression back from the other child, and you can predict where all that was leading. Every time a child went through that cycle the pattern would get deeper, and the probability of that child not being able to function in a world that requires a high level of skill in dealing with others increased. And of course the probability of the school being dysfunctional increased. Because Mary is an entrepreneur, she gave herself permission to see a problem that was obvious but no one was seeing. This is a clue as to one of the first patterns. Entrepreneurs give themselves permission to see and to think and to act.

  23. If you are an entrepreneur, you don’t want to solve it just for the children in your class. You want to change the whole society. Well, how do you change the education system? Everywhere in the world, it is notorious for not being the most innovative or fast-moving sector. So she knew it had to be a very simple idea. I’ll jump ahead to the results. Three years later, she’s gone from 2 schools to 2,000 schools in Canada; New Zealand has adopted the idea; and she has been approached by the Government of Japan for help.

  24. What is her idea? She asks only for one hour a month for 8 months of a class, and the younger the children the better. She brings an infant less than one year old, plus mom, plus a green blanket. The infant is the professor. The infant sits on the green blanket. The students have the responsibility, not the teacher, for figuring out what the professor is saying and later what the professor is feeling. You can imagine the children get into this very quickly. It has a huge impact. The Canadians actually have a measurement system for bullying. After those 8 hours, bullying rates come down and stay down. You could see that this is an idea and approach that could work anywhere in the world and Mary is out to make it work everywhere in the world. So that’s Case One.

  25. The second case is Rodrigo Baggio, who is a Brazilian. He loves computers like all people of his generation, but unlike most of his peers he went into the slums, the favelas behind where he lived and he saw that the young people there, although highly motivated, were being left completely behind. This is before there was a phrase “the digital divide.” As an entrepreneur, he saw patterns that were not the patterns of the stereotypes. He saw that the communities were competent, that they could organize, and that these were good people. He also saw that the students had plenty of motivation and they could learn if they were trusted to learn. His model for addressing the problem, the digital divide, asks the communities to do 95% of the work, to organize the space, to raise the money, to organize recruitment of students, and to hire the teachers. All he had to do is provide the software, some training and some old computers.

  26. With that simple insight, here is the curve of the growth of his organization in terms of number of students graduating. As you can see, it’s gone off the top of the chart 3 years ago. He is now in 15 countries in Latin America and Asia. I chose this example in part because he actually came to Japan and has demonstrated his work here because for Asia he needed Japan to provide the supply of second hand computers.

  27. Now let me tell you a story about Rodrigo. He is about 6’7” tall and about 3 inches wide. He arrived in Washington in his 20’s with this idea. His English was to say the least spotty, and he walked into the Inter-American Development Bank and said, “Please give me your computers,” and they gave him their old computers, which were very valuable. Then he went to the Brazilian Air Force and said, “You have warehouses because you buy all these military equipment from the U.S. Let me store my computers for free at your warehouse. By the way, would you please fly these computers to Brazil for free for me?” This was a time Brazil was in the middle of what they call the informatics policy. Brazil was going to make its own computers and so no computers were supposed to come in. Well these masses of computers sailed through customs. Now, what is going on here? Could you walk into the Japanese Air Force and ask them to do this for you? I would have a little trouble with the American Air Force, I can tell you.

  28. The heart of this is that when he was sitting and talking with the senior officials at the Inter-American Development Bank, they sort of heard the words that the transaction was going on at a much deeper level, which gets to the heart of what an entrepreneur is. They sensed that Rodrigo was completely married to this idea, and they knew that they could trust Rodrigo. They knew that he was a person of very good ethical fiber. That’s the transaction. Every entrepreneur is always asking people to do completely unreasonable things in conventional terms, and people do them because they know of that marriage and they trust the person.

  29. These two examples I think will give you a sense of what a social entrepreneur is and what some of the characteristics are. If you were an Ashoka nominator or on the selection panel, we would train you in these qualities. Is there a new idea that will change the pattern in the field at least on a continental level? If not, it’s not worth the time.

  30. Then there are four other qualities. First, is the person creative in goal setting and problem solving? Second, are they entrepreneurial? Are they unable to stop unless they have changed the whole society in an important way? That means they focus on the how-to’s as much as the vision, and they are open to listening to anything that needs to be changed and intuitively over time they keep changing it until it works. Third, once the idea has been demonstrated—once Mary has done this in two schools—will other people say, “Oh, that’s a really good idea. Let me try that?” Does the idea have legs, and if so, how far will it go? And finally, ethical fiber is absolutely critical, and that’s the last part of the story about Rodrigo.

  31. We do an evaluation of the results at the end of 5 years. Once Fellows have had a chance to have an impact, 97% are continuing full time pursuing their vision, 90% have had independent institutions copy their idea, and over half have already changed national policy. That last measure is more significant than it seems because a lot of Fellows do not need to change national policy to succeed.

  32. The point of this is we have to use judgment in making these choices. Our field is constantly being pressurized to make the mistake that business made of becoming too numbers focused. That is a mistake we don’t want to make. This is discipline judgment: 5 steps, different people, and clear criteria. We are able to get these results year after year in over 70 countries in every imaginable subject matter and they are very stable.

  33. Now, with that, let me expand on what I said before. An individual who is not able to cause change in a world where change is the dominant factor is not going to be a player. You may be a highly trained engineer or a doctor, but if you don’t know how to deal with change you’re going to be at sea increasingly year by year. And more importantly, what is the thing that people want to do in life more than anything else? We want to give and receive love and respect. That’s not something you do in theory; its something you do in action, and change-making is the highest level—the highest opportunity to give love and respect. If you don’t have the ability to do that, how much have we deprived you of? What is wrong with the society that says only a few people are going to be brought up and given the tools to be changemakers? What is wrong with us in managing our institutions that way? This is a huge transition we have to make, and this is the essential challenge.

  34. It’s the same thing with institutions. We now have millions of institutions and every one of them has to change or they will die. There is a huge competition for the limited supply of changemakers, which is one of the reasons income distributions are getting worse and worse all over the world. Ironically that means that the institutions become more hierarchical because they’re so dependent on the few people with those skills. This doesn’t work for individuals or institutions. We have to make it to an everyone a changemaker world. This is a completely different world than the world of the last 12,000 years. We have to manage differently at all levels, and that’s a challenge for everyone.

  35. Let me ask you a second question. What is the key factor for success for any human institution? The advantages of technology and marketing are getting shorter and shorter and shorter. Their half lives are shrinking as the rate of change accelerates. The one sustainable key factor for success is the proportion of changemakers in a community. That’s true for a company, a city, a country, or an ethnic group. Think ahead 5 or 10 years with that logarithmically increasing rate of change. If any institution you are a part of or care about is not moving in this direction, it is in trouble.

  36. How do we get from here to there? The leading social entrepreneurs are absolutely critical. They are role models. Every leading social entrepreneur has to have thousands of people take their idea and run with it. Rodrigo could not succeed in having a million plus people coming out of these schools right now if he had not persuaded hundreds and thousands of people and all these different countries, all these different slums to say “Rodrigo’s idea works. I’m going to stand up and do it.” They are local changemakers. They become role models. Some of them will become the next generation of major entrepreneurs. So that’s a very core mechanism.

  37. What is the single biggest barrier of getting from here to there? It’s how we treat young people. Elite young people have always been treated in a different way from everyone else. Certainly when I was growing up, I got the message that I was going to be a competent person. I was encouraged to take initiative. That is not what happens to most young people. Whether in the classroom, work, sports, or extracurricular activities, the message is, “We adults are in charge of everything, thank you. You’re pretty irresponsible and incompetent. Stay out of the way.” Now it’s the same debilitating message that colonial people got, that women used to get, that in the United States the African Americans used to get before the civil rights movement.

  38. Mary’s example is the first step. You are going to have children be marginalized for life unless they master applied empathy. No one wants to play with someone who is going to cause harm. It doesn’t matter what technical skill they have, they’re out of the game. By the time children become young people, which is roughly 12, they then have to move on and master the next level, which is empathy, teamwork and leadership together. You don’t master these things in theory. You can’t read a book. You have to actually do it. This is like riding a bicycle except much more complex.

  39. How many young people have the experience that they are encouraged, they’re shown role models, they’re helped to have their own idea, build their own organization and leave their middle school or high school changed initiating a tutoring service, a dance academy, a virtual radio station or whatever? We know that almost all the Ashoka Fellows around the world had that experience as teenagers.

  40. We are building a movement which is very powerful and very simple. You can find out more about it at Youth Venture.org or care of the Ashoka site. The goal is to have 20% of all young people in the world have this experience. That means that we will have a work force that’s 20% changemakers 10 years from now.

  41. So what is the relevancy of this historical change? This is the most wonderful career to move into. We’re growing jobs at 3 times the rate of the rest of the economy. Just to give you a couple of statistics: in Brazil we grew from 5,000 citizen groups to a million from 1980 to 2000. In the OECD countries we are growing jobs as I said at 3 times the rate. In Germany we are the only sector that is net growing jobs since 1990, while business and government are shrinking. This is happening because the citizen sector has become as entrepreneurial and competitive as business. It’s catching up very quickly with business. So this is a great career, congruent with values, fast growth, wonderful colleagues, and almost no glass ceilings because the demand is so much greater than the supply. It is obviously a huge opportunity, not only for yourself but also for other people you may know.

  42. Second, think about the young people you know: the 12 year olds to 14 year olds. Are they being powerful now? Think about your niece or your nephew. If they aren’t, you should be worried about that as much as you would be if they were not mastering math or language, because this is actually more important. That’s an immediate relevancy as I’m sure everyone here cares about at least one young person. Ask yourself if that young person is being powerful, that is, being a changemaker now.

  43. Third, think about the institutions you care about. Take business. You have a large citizen’s sector that’s now entrepreneurial and competitive, and it is growing much faster than business. Ashoka is now working in five different industries to demonstrate that when you take a business system that has worked separately from social system for three centuries, and you put the strong parts of each together, everyone benefits dramatically. The companies that are doing this, for example, are Lafarge and Cemex in the building area. We’re doing this for urban construction, rural irrigation, insurance, timber etc. Well, this is only the beginning of the changes that are going to happen. Also, in Government, where are the new ideas going to come from? How are you going to change the system? This is your natural ally, and you could help with that.

  44. Then finally, this is obviously profoundly important for society. If you think that the problems are outrunning the solutions, you may well be right. But once we get to everyone a changemaker world, that can’t possibly be the case, because when something is stuck, everyone, everywhere is going to change it like smart white blood cell. Some people will say, “Boy this sounds very chaotic. Everyone a changemaker—how is that ever going to work?” I think this is something this group in particular would understand intuitively. People want to express love and respect in action, and we can trust them to be a changemaker for the good. We’ve got to help build the institutional arrangements to make that possible. That’s the management challenge of the moment. The people want to be contributors. And if we can let them, we have a great future and that’s what I think we’re all working on together.

  45. Thank you. Thank you my fellow campus members, for reading this entrepreneurial nuggets on Quality Education, let’s put it into action like Mary and Rodrigo bye!

  46. In Germany, in a meeting with a conventional start-up adviser, the would-be founder brings the idea; the idea, so to speak, is simply “there.” In the Laboratory, on the other hand, the idea is questioned, examined, refined. Like a sculptor, a founder can work the raw material and create an intellectual abstraction that reflects not only the concerns of the “artist” more clearly and more precisely, but that also develops a better view of the market. It is important to work out something that’s “a better fit,” something that dovetails with the personality of the founder, something that “feels” better to him or her than the initial idea.

  47. In each case, we try to figure out what will truly engage the participant over the long term: what reflects his inclinations and desires, even those desires of which he might not be fully conscious. The method is akin to Frithjof Bergmann’s concept of New Work, where the question posed is: “What do we really, really want?” Thus the goal is not simply to accept the idea and then address possible steps to implement it, but rather to treat the initial idea as the raw material whose potential still needs to be explored.

  48. Our desires
    are intimations of the capabilities
    that lie within us.
    They are the heralds of what
    we will be able to achieve.
    JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

  49. In this sense, the initial idea is only a heading, a first indication of where we can start looking for the ingredients that should ultimately yield an idea concept. I regard it as the modeling clay out of which you can create many forms. Accordingly, it is not uncommon that the discussion with the prospective founder takes a turn which that person does not expect. Although she is often convinced that she is at the end of the idea process and is already thinking about its implementation, I try to get a feel for whether she herself has actually considered the perspectives that have opened up with her idea. Following such a discussion, it is not uncommon that the founder ends up with ideas totally different from those she originally came with. The job of a consultant is not to give answers, but to ask lots of questions, especially questions that open up new perspectives. The founder must find the answers for himself. It has to be his own intellectual baby, not an idea from the consultant or one triggered by the funding guidelines.

  50. In a world of constant change, good questions
    are the real scarcity. .
    Bad questions assign blame,
    change living processes
    into black-and-white phenomena,
    cement things into clichés,
    belittle the complexity of the world.
    On the other hand, good questions open things up.
    MATTHIAS HORX

  51. Starting a new restaurant is a textbook example I am fond of using. A potential founder comes with an idea: “I’d like to launch a restaurant featuring Egyptian cuisine.” A conventional business consultant would then ask about everything that’s important for operating a restaurant. For example, the competitive situation, or the founder’s competence in the areas important for running a restaurant. Implementation will be the focus here – to open a restaurant, you need money for decorating the premises, for a decent bar, and for the kitchen. Thus the question of capital comes up relatively soon.

  52. The next problems are finding a good location and suitable staff for the restaurant. Now the founder is preoccupied by three things – his capital requirements, finding a suitable location, and selecting the appropriate personnel. The idea of an Egyptian restaurant now plays only a secondary role. It can be anticipated that the concept of the restaurant, if realized, will at best consist of only a few specific interior design elements; perhaps the chairs will be reminiscent of a pharaoh’s throne, or a few pictures of Luxor may hang on the walls.

  53. In spite of what appeared to be appropriate planning, which considered a variety of aspects, there’s still a high degree of risk in this type of start-up. A lot of capital is required, and much advance preparation is needed, all of which will require financing. In addition, there are high operating costs like rent, interest and personnel. Unless there are a lot of customers immediately, as well as over the long term, there’s a danger that this start-up will end up the same way that many other restaurants have ended up in the past. As far as the likelihood of survival goes, it’s like placing bets in a casino – in both cases, the chances of success are statistically low. I put all my money on Red 19 and fervently hope it wins. If my restaurant doesn’t work out, then I’ll lose all of my own money, my borrowed capital, and all my work will have been in vain. I call this launching a business à la Roulette. Not recommended.

  54. My methodology is different. I start with the initial idea and ask the would-be founder probing questions: ”Why do you want to run a restaurant? Because you like to be with people? Because you like to cook? Because you want to run your own business? Because you have pleasant associations with Egypt? Because you are fascinated by Upper Egypt?” His answers give me an initial sense of why the founder came up with this idea at all. Depending on his answers, I follow up with more relevant questions.

  55. If, for example, his answer was, “I like to be with people,” my next questions would be “What do you find attractive about that? What role would you like to play? In what situations do you feel most comfortable with people? What kind of people would you like to surround yourself with? Are you single? Married? What are your hobbies?” If the founder replies, “I am very interested in Egypt,” I would continue with my questions, “What was it that attracted you? Was it the people, the culture, the history, the food, the climate, the exotic history surrounding the pyramids and the pharaohs?”

  56. What’s important to me is to find out what motivates the potential founder and what was behind her original idea. Certainly you can imagine that it’s possible to follow up on each line of questioning with many more questions. Ultimately you’ll have an initial framework that will be on a solid footing because it’s based on the inclinations, talents, desires and passions of the person in question, an approach that can tap the hidden energies of that individual.

  57. Nonetheless it is a relatively open framework, and it still needs many pieces of the puzzle in the form of information, contacts and assessments of the potentialities before we will have built a durable edifice that can stand up to the storms of changing fashion, imitators, established competitors and bureaucratic hurdles, as well as the many other obstacles, both expected and unexpected, that inevitably arise when you start a new venture.

  58. Thus it is not an inspiration or a sudden epiphany that makes for a good entrepreneurial design. It is based on systematic work — the more, the better. Only when the entrepreneurial design addresses as many aspects as possible would I recommend a start-up. In my experience it is often the case that introspection or a closer examination into one’s own as well as the customers’ desires are more promising than chasing trends or opportunities.

  59. If you want to do something really interesting and revolutionary,
    learn to ignore your customers.
    Most customers function like rear view mirrors.
    They are extremely conservative and boring,
    lack imagination
    and don’t know their own minds.
    RIDDERSTRÅLE & NORDSTRÖM
    in: Funky Business: Talent makes capital dance

  60. The verdict is that it’s much too fast to go from initial idea directly into business administration implementation. The potential created by working through the initial idea into a well-thought-out and mature entrepreneurial design should not be neglected.

  61. There are painters who make a yellow spot out of the sun.
    But there are others who through their artistry and intelligence
    make the sun out of a yellow spot.
    PABLO PICASSO

  62. This book is not the place to describe techniques for improving one’s creativity. There are hundreds of books on the subject with many useful recommendations; but please permit me a few remarks.

  63. The American doctor, psychiatrist and author Frederick Flach points out that the creative act is not something that comes out of thin air; rather, it re-arranges already existing facts, ideas and systems, combining them with one another.

  64. The capacity for creativity in many people has become stunted, whether it’s because the environment in which they grew up disapproved of creativity and originality, or because they were molded by a school system that promoted intellectual conformity, or because they worked in organizations that didn’t permit any imagination in structuring their own activities.

  65. Another source of inhibition lies in the erroneous notion that you must have a unique talent for creativity. In contrast to this, Flach emphasizes that the ability to think and act creatively is a universal human strength. The author cites two important rules that I, too, have found to be reinforced again and again in my workshops. First, at the start you must postpone your own judgment, and second, quantity results in quality.

  66. Of course it goes against the grain to hold back criticisms during the search for ideas and simply to develop as many ideas as possible, especially ideas that might at the start seem unrealistic and illogical. But it is precisely these two rules that are important, because the ideas that come to us first are usually stereotypical and do not bring us as far along as the ideas that will come to us later.

  67. All of us have a tendency, both regarding our own ideas as well as the ideas of others, not to let them stand, but instead, after they have barely been articulated, to immediately analyze and criticize them. The arguments might indeed be very good ones, but they will block the development of new and better ideas.

  68. Anyone who studies creativity in depth will be confronted with a profusion of theories, methods and techniques. Over the years I have worked out seven techniques for developing successful idea concepts.

  69. They are selected from an almost infinite number of techniques that are known, and in my opinion they are especially suitable for the subject of entrepreneurial idea development. I have tried to give them names that are as simple as possible, so please don’t be put off by how elementary they sound. A technique is not made better by giving it a pretentious or cryptic name.

  70. Commonly imitation and arbitrage, that is, the transfer of successful models that already exist in a region or other country, are two approaches that initially sound reasonable and were successful for a long time.

  71. These days imitation and arbitrage are less suitable for start-ups. Why? Because information is no longer available only to you. It’s public knowledge that’s accessible to all. Generally others will be quicker than you are due to the instant dissemination of market prices, e.g., on the Internet, or international trend scouts who are on the lookout for market opportunities for large companies, not to mention the big budgets that the major players invest in imitating successful business models.

  72. While you’re still fiddling with your web page, a giant competitor with concentrated market strength may already be offering the product for sale. To be sure, you can attack the big guys, but not in the areas of arbitrage or imitation.

  73. I know of no safe repository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. (Thomas Jefferson)

  74. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. (Chinese Proverb)

  75. It is not hard to learn more. What is hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong. (Martin H. Fischer).
    I urge all campus members to support quality education.

  76. There is no knowledge so hard to acquire as the knowledge of how to live this life well and naturally.” (Michel de Montaigne)

  77. Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.” (John F. Kennedy)

  78. Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.”
    I vest in quality education today.

  79. The real education is the one that will set you free.
    Invest in quality education.

  80. If higher education is to become a civic learning organization it will mean giving conscious attention to the public and productive qualities of the creation and diffusion of knowledge. Putting the “public” back into public universities means multiplying public spaces, where people with diverse views can wrestle with controversial issues. It means keeping knowledge creation public, open, and accessible – resisting trends toward the privatization and patenting of knowledge.
    Invest in quality education today

  81. “Let the tutor not merely require a verbal account of what the boy has been taught but the meaning and the substance of it: let him judge how the child has profited from it not from the evidence of his memory but from that of his life. Let him take what the boy has just learned and made him show him dozens of different aspects of it and then apply it to just as many different subjects, in order to find out whether he has really grasped it and make it part of himself, judging the boy’s progress by what Plato taught about education. Spewing up food exactly as you have swallowed it is evidence of a failure to digest and assimilate it; the stomach has not done its job if, during concoction, it fails to change the substance and the form of what it is given.” (Michel de Montaigne)

    Invest in quality education today.

  82. To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” (Teddy Theodore Roosevelt)

    Invest in quality education today.

  83. “Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.” (Cato)

    Invest in quality education today.

  84. Acquire new knowledge while thinking over the old and you may become a teacher of others

  85. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that twenty five province at Himalayan among the sixty nine are where the plantation of the Darjeeling tea are been planted and they are identified by plant at the side and one of them is Selimbong and I am fostering and amplifying entrepreneurship education across campus intuitively now and with no string attached to it. I learned this in Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
    Please vote for me now by clicking https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245 and put your email and click on vote and open your email immediately and clink on the link and scroll down and click vote now, Thank You All
    Green Ribbon Entrepreneurship Initiative is an innovative project aiming to create a balance between health, economic, social and environmental with intersection of my key team which include doctors and surgeons, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, environmentalists and social workers through key goals 3 and 15 and my entrepreneurship

  86. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that twenty five province at Himalayan among the sixty nine are where the plantation of the Darjeeling tea are been planted and they are identified by plant at the side and one of them is Shree Dwarika and I am fostering and amplifying entrepreneurship education across campus intuitively now and with no string attached to it. I learned this in Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
    Please vote for me now by clicking https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245 and put your email and click on vote and open your email immediately and clink on the link and scroll down and click vote now, Thank You All
    Green Ribbon Entrepreneurship Initiative is an innovative project aiming to create a balance between health, economic, social and environmental with intersection of my key team which include doctors and surgeons, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, environmentalists and social workers through key goals 3 and 15 and my entrepreneurship

  87. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that twenty five province at Himalayan among the sixty nine are where the plantation of the Darjeeling tea are been planted and they are identified by plant at the side and one of them is Singbulli and I am fostering and amplifying entrepreneurship education across campus intuitively now and with no string attached to it. I learned this in Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
    Please vote for me now by clicking https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245 and put your email and click on vote and open your email immediately and clink on the link and scroll down and click vote now, Thank You All
    Green Ribbon Entrepreneurship Initiative is an innovative project aiming to create a balance between health, economic, social and environmental with intersection of my key team which include doctors and surgeons, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, environmentalists and social workers through key goals 3 and 15 and my entrepreneurship

  88. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that twenty five province at Himalayan among the sixty nine are where the plantation of the Darjeeling tea are been planted and they are identified by plant at the side and one of them is Singell and I am fostering and amplifying entrepreneurship education across campus intuitively now and with no string attached to it. I learned this in Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
    Please vote for me now by clicking https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245 and put your email and click on vote and open your email immediately and clink on the link and scroll down and click vote now, Thank You All
    Green Ribbon Entrepreneurship Initiative is an innovative project aiming to create a balance between health, economic, social and environmental with intersection of my key team which include doctors and surgeons, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, environmentalists and social workers through key goals 3 and 15 and my entrepreneurship

  89. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that twenty five province at Himalayan among the sixty nine are where the plantation of the Darjeeling tea are been planted and they are identified by plant at the side and one of them is Sivita and I am fostering and amplifying entrepreneurship education across campus intuitively now and with no string attached to it. I learned this in Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
    Please vote for me now by clicking https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245 and put your email and click on vote and open your email immediately and clink on the link and scroll down and click vote now, Thank You All
    Green Ribbon Entrepreneurship Initiative is an innovative project aiming to create a balance between health, economic, social and environmental with intersection of my key team which include doctors and surgeons, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, environmentalists and social workers through key goals 3 and 15 and my entrepreneurship

  90. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that twenty five province at Himalayan among the sixty nine are where the plantation of the Darjeeling tea are been planted and they are identified by plant at the side and one of them is Snowview via KumaiAmbootia and I am fostering and amplifying entrepreneurship education across campus intuitively now and with no string attached to it. I learned this in Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
    Please vote for me now by clicking https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245 and put your email and click on vote and open your email immediately and clink on the link and scroll down and click vote now, Thank You All
    Green Ribbon Entrepreneurship Initiative is an innovative project aiming to create a balance between health, economic, social and environmental with intersection of my key team which include doctors and surgeons, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, environmentalists and social workers through key goals 3 and 15 and my entrepreneurship

  91. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that twenty five province at Himalayan among the sixty nine are where the plantation of the Darjeeling tea are been planted and they are identified by plant at the side and one of them is Soom and I am fostering and amplifying entrepreneurship education across campus intuitively now and with no string attached to it. I learned this in Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
    Please vote for me now by clicking https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245 and put your email and click on vote and open your email immediately and clink on the link and scroll down and click vote now, Thank You All
    Green Ribbon Entrepreneurship Initiative is an innovative project aiming to create a balance between health, economic, social and environmental with intersection of my key team which include doctors and surgeons, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, environmentalists and social workers through key goals 3 and 15 and my entrepreneurship

  92. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that twenty five province at Himalayan among the sixty nine are where the plantation of the Darjeeling tea are been planted and they are identified by plant at the side and one of them is Sungma and I am fostering and amplifying entrepreneurship education across campus intuitively now and with no string attached to it. I learned this in Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
    Please vote for me now by clicking https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245 and put your email and click on vote and open your email immediately and clink on the link and scroll down and click vote now, Thank You All

  93. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that twenty five province at Himalayan among the sixty nine are where the plantation of the Darjeeling tea are been planted and they are identified by plant at the side and one of them is Sourenee and I am fostering and amplifying entrepreneurship education across campus intuitively now and with no string attached to it. I learned this in Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
    Please vote for me now by clicking https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245 and put your email and click on vote and open your email immediately and clink on the link and scroll down and click vote now, Thank You All
    Green Ribbon Entrepreneurship Initiative is an innovative project aiming to create a balance between health, economic, social and environmental with intersection of my key team which include doctors and surgeons, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, environmentalists and social workers through key goals 3 and 15 and my entrepreneurship

  94. The Tea Campaign as a Case Study
    The concept of the Tea Campaign did not develop overnight. At the beginning it was not at all certain
    whether the project would involve tea or some other business. I had no firm notions what “my”
    company would look like. At the beginning my only goal was to combine academic theory with hands-on
    entrepreneurial practice

  95. Me — an entrepreneur? In those days it was difficult to bring these words across my lips. And how to
    achieve this, pray tell? To get started, don’t you need a patent, plenty of capital and, above all, solid
    economic tools?
    That was, in any event, the prevailing wisdom….

  96. Now in life it is not unprecedented that someone is called to the very field of endeavor that he had
    previously criticized so harshly. When a few years later I received an invitation to teach at a university, I
    swore I would teach economics differently. And how could one do this better than by the example of
    founding a company?

  97. The study of economics from a single perspective diminishes the subject. This is not a matter of whether
    profit maximization or mathematical formulas are good or bad. The only aspect of interest here is the
    (unplanned) consequence that not only is the fascination for the subject of economics – which is so
    central to our society – lost for most students, but it is also lost for the many who would like to use it as
    a tool.

  98. Would anyone ever come upon the idea to teach sports in such a way that the only thing analyzed
    would be the participants’ desire to win? And then to do this using mathematical formulas? With the
    result that there would no longer be any competition included in the study of physical education, but
    only mathematics? You laugh? What is taught about competition between companies follows this
    precise model – starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
    mathematical models marches into the foreground. It is scarcely possible to find any contact with the
    living subject embedded in reality. Economics becomes marketing, finance, organization, bookkeeping
    and accounting. This is the way the cadaver is dissected. The different motives and characteristics of the
    persons involved no longer exist.

  99. The companies that are doing this, for example, are Lafarge and Cemex in the building area. We’re doing this for urban construction, rural irrigation, insurance, timber etc. Well, this is only the beginning of the changes that are going to happen. Also, in Government, where are the new ideas going to come from? How are you going to change the system? This is your natural ally, and you could help with that.

  100. Then finally, this is obviously profoundly important for society. If you think that the problems are outrunning the solutions, you may well be right. But once we get to everyone a changemaker world, that can’t possibly be the case, because when something is stuck, everyone, everywhere is going to change it like smart white blood cell. Some people will say, “Boy this sounds very chaotic.

  101. Everyone a changemaker—how is that ever going to work?” I think this is something this group in particular would understand intuitively. People want to express love and respect in action, and we can trust them to be a changemaker for the good. We’ve got to help build the institutional arrangements to make that possible. That’s the management challenge of the moment. The people want to be contributors. And if we can let them, we have a great future and that’s what I think we’re all working on together.
    Thank you.

  102. 11. The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.
    Rene Descartes
    12. Rules for Happiness something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.
    Immanuel Kant

  103. 9. How many theorems in geometry which have seemed at first impracticable are in time successfully worked out!
    Archimedes
    You cannot teach a person something he does not already know, you can only bring what he does know to his awareness.
    Galileo Galilei
    10. If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.
    Isaac Newton

  104. Do not go to bed until you have gone over the day three times in your mind. What wrong did I do? What good did I accomplish? What did I forget to do?
    Pythagoras
    Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.
    Rene Descartes

  105. 7. It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
    Moliere
    8. If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
    Francis Bacon

  106. 3. Do not think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.
    Voltaire
    4. The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
    Adam Smith

  107. 5. The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
    Plato
    6. Where there is no desire, there will be no industry.
    John Locke

  108. 1. At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need therein you will discover your purpose.
    Aristotle
    2. Hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do.“
    Goethe

  109. The world population reached 7,400,000,000 on February 6, 2016; the world population had reached 7,500,000,000 at around 16:21 on April 24, 2017.The world population had reached 7,700,000,000 on year 2019. In November, UNFPA, together with the governments of Kenya and Denmark, will be convening a high-level conference in Nairobi to accelerate efforts to achieve these unmet goals. On World Population Day, advocates from around the world are calling on leaders, policymakers, grassroots organizers, institutions and others to help make reproductive health and rights a reality for all.
    The day is celebrated worldwide by business groups, community organizations, and individuals in many ways. Activities include seminar discussions, educational information sessions, and essay competitions.

  110. Hi, I am entrepreneur essien from Nigeria, I want all friend and campus members to know that Fritz Fleischmann says that The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed because of their unwavering belief, laser focus on delivering and persistence. This is something that we see constantly at CoFoundersLab company I lead, which is one of the largest networks for entrepreneurs.

    Starting a company is a riveting roller coaster of emotions with tremendous highs and at times, difficult lows, but one thing that always helps me through the ups and downs is to connect with some of the greatest minds. Below are just a few of my favorite quotes

    1. The best way to predict the future is to create it.

    Peter Drucker

    2. Winners never quit and quitters never win.

    Vince Lombardi

    Please I urge campus members to triggers my comments to ALL in their regions Vote me 16245, bye

  111. Misery. Poverty. Dirt. Exclusion. We are 7 billion people on the planet, but there is a large parcel without housing. The ‘Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context’, published in 2015 by OHCHR, informing there are over 100 million homeless and ‘it has not been addressed with the urgency and priority that ought to be accorded to so widespread and severe a violation of human rights. Homelessness was not mentioned in the Millennium Development Goals, is absent from the Sustainable Development Goals and has been rarely mentioned in the preparatory work for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)’.

    The Ecological Community Population is a sustainable ecovillage to withdraw and empower homeless, through civic education and entrepreneurship in agribusiness, gastronomy and handicrafts.
    https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

  112. I think that one of the things that has direct relationship with population, is immigration to places which people think have more opportunities, this is really important because as long as some places are going to get empty, some others get crowded and life would get harder. I am glad that in my life time, I could come up with an idea which has a solution for this as well.

  113. 21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life
    Erika Andersen
    Erika Andersen
    Contributor
    Careers

    I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford Motor F +0%Company, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” Then one of my readers, Sagar Adhikari, shared a great Henry Ford quote in a comment he made on one of my posts. I was intrigued, and started doing a bit of research.

    As it turns out, Ford was a veritable font of pithy and insightful one-liners about business and leadership – and a fascinating human being, as well. He certainly had his dark side (he seems to have been anti-semitic for at least part of his life, believing in a world conspiracy of “Jewish financiers”), but he was at the same time hugely progressive and forward-thinking in many other ways. For example, he hired African-Americans, women and disabled people long before most other business owners did so, and was passionately committed to the principle of paying good wages to hire and keep the best employees. He was a relentless technological innovator, based on his commitment to creating “the best possible goods at the lowest possible price.” He focused on making ongoing changes in design and production that would drive down costs while improving the product. For instance, the inaugural Model T, released for sale in 1908, cost $825 (about $22,000 in present-day dollars); by 1916, he had reduced the cost by more than half – to $360, while increasing safety, reliability and speed. And for better or worse, Henry Ford – more than any other individual – made us a nation of car owners; at one point over half the families in America owned a Ford motor car.

    Here then, for your reading pleasure: 21 inspiring and very fresh quotes from this complex, remarkable man:

    There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.

    Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

    Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

    Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.

    Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

    Employers only handle the money – it is the customer who pays the wages.

  114. I would wish education about circular production/ economy to be more circulation everywhere because it plays key roles in both three components of the triple line model of sustainability

  115. What does an entrepreneur do? The first thing is they have given themselves permission to see a problem. Most people do not want to see problems … Once you see a problem and you keep looking at it you will find an answer.

    Bill Drayton

    Business, People, Entrepreneur

  116. “You need to say to everyone in the organization: “You are a change-maker. You can figure out what customers need. And if you also figure out how to make it work, you are a hero. You are going to do really well. You are going to be a role model for other people in the firm.” Everybody, including the doorman, is empowered. We should be doing the same thing in education organizations, in human rights organizations, in hotels chains and electronics firms – this is the transition to the Everyone a Changemaker world.”

    Bill Drayton

  117. Mary Olushoga, Founder of the AWP Network moderated the womens panel at the 2014 CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium, which took place at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

    Here are (8) memorable quotes from the event:

    (1) “Support me because I am competent not because I am a woman.”

    (2) “I don’t see myself as a woman, I see myself as a human being.”

    (3) “I truly believe that success always transcends gender.”

    (4) Being an African woman in 2014 is still a stigma.

    (5) “Women need to be more forceful, and not laid back or passive.”

    (6) “I want more African women and girls to know that you can be anything you want to be.”

    (7) “Get out of the it’s not possible mode, everything is possible.”

    (8) “Never underestimate the power of having a role model or mentor – find one.”

  118. “At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose.”
    Aristotle
    “Hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do.“
    Goethe
    “Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.”
    Voltaire
    “The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.”
    Adam Smith
    “The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.”
    Plato
    “Where there is no desire, there will be no industry.”
    John Locke
    “It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.”
    Moliere
    “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
    Francis Bacon
    “Do not go to bed until you have gone over the day three times in your mind. What wrong did I do? What good did I accomplish? What did I forget to do?”
    Pythagoras
    “Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.”
    Rene Descartes
    “How many theorems in geometry which have seemed at first impracticable are in time successfully worked out!”
    Archimedes
    “You cannot teach a person something he does not already know, you can only bring what he does know to his awareness.”
    Galileo Galilei
    “If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.”
    Isaac Newton
    “The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.”
    Rene Descartes
    “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”
    Immanuel Kant

  119. 4. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson

    5. “Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson

    6. “Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson

  120. “I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.” – Andrew Carnegie

  121. On Technology

    While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.

    Muhammad Yunus

  122. I want to reminds all my co-finalists to remember September 22, 2019
    Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
    categories.

    As a social innovation expert now, my job is to helps others create their start ups across borders. Ephraim Essien Nigeria Finalist Best Idea 2019

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10 finalists announced in both categories
September 12, 2019
People’s Choice Prize winners announced
September 22, 2019
Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
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October 12, 2019
Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners
October 19, 2019
Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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