Youth as change-makers—the next revolution

Bill Dray­ton, founder of Ashoka, is one of my per­son­al heroes. Thanks to Jack at Youth Ven­ture Seat­tle, I had the most amaz­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear him speak in per­son a few weeks ago. I also got to meet him after­ward, and we talked for quite awhile about my cur­rent work-in-progress–a hand­book for young change-mak­ers! Despite being sick, and in total awe, I hope I was able to sound rea­son­ably intel­li­gent. I think it worked, because he was very sup­port­ive and had a bunch of great sug­ges­tions and advice. What a thrill. Thanks, Bill!

Here’s a video (not mine) where Bill presents some of the same issues he talked about here in Seattle.

I think he is absolute­ly right on all counts. Empa­thy, team­work, and lead­er­ship skills—for everybody—are going to be ever-increas­ing­ly essen­tial for our sur­vival. What can you do to help change the world?

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