“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”

Truth from writer and futurist Alvin Toffler, creator of Future Shock.

( It’s Okay To Be Smart)

game change rio: this is how we should get people to care about something as important while at the same time so boring sounding as rio+20: appealing to the part of us that seeks fun and interactivity!

awesome initative, and the best player even wins a trip to rio!

what is your wish for the city 2.0? share it with TED!

We are listening to them and giving them the opportunity to collectively craft a wish. A wish capable of igniting a massive collaborative project among the members of the global TED community, and indeed all who care about our planet’s future.  (Individuals or organizations who wish to contribute their ideas to a TED Prize wish on behalf of The City 2.0 should write to [email protected])

“Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product […] counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman’s rifle and Speck’s knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country.

It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”

   – Robert F. Kennedy, University of Kansas, March 18, 1968

“if you can’t feed 100 people, then just feed one”

my brother mentioned this quote yesterday, and i just remembered it when i discovered this job ad from the great “rock your life” project. for a split-second i thought: ‘i can’t just suport one organization, so i better wait until i make an entire list.’ well, i decided against it- the journey starts with the first step.

i saw christina veldhoen speak at the vision summit 2011, and i was fascinated by the level of energy she transmitted, even though it was pretty late on the last conference day. while it might be a simple idea, the project is a fantastic one and they are doing a great job with making this happen!

now they are looking to hire a marketing/sales person – and part of the compensation package is a bahncard 100. as a former owner, i can say it really rocks to have one of those! and of course it rocks to be part of such an awesome organization! so if you think you have what it takes, please apply!

empower a man and you give him a better life. empower a woman, and you give her, her family, her environment, and her community a better life.

– jane fonda