I’m attending an event (the Ultimate Business Mastery Summit) which has really stretched my mind and made me think bigger. So much more engaging than the all too frequent boring academic presentations tied to dim lights and PowerPoint – which I’m sure I have been guilty of giving in the past too. 🙂
I have met with so many people here who are doing incredible things to make this world a better place, and have helped me see specific resources and resourcefulness in and around me which is so much greater than I was aware of before.
I guess as humans we usually only wake up ready to do things we think are possible. I now am seeing more clearly that so much more is possible than I ever previously imagined. Not because it wasn’t there before – simply because I did not see it or know how to utilize it.
Here is a message I recorded for the awesome ICT4D Class (sorry the end got cut off – ran out of battery):
For those in the ICT4D class, please leave a comment in reply to this blog entry indicating a time you might be free over the next couple weeks to meet with me online for a half hour so I can get to know you a little better.
[After that time, these times on Tuesdays and Thursdays will also likely be the hours I choose as my “Office Hours” – when I will be responding to your emails, taking care of class business, or when you can get a hold of me to discuss anything that is on your mind.]
After selecting the time (Helsinki time) that works best for you, please make sure no one else has already requested it in a comment below. (If none of these times work for you, please suggest two alternative times and I will pick the one which works best.)
Tuesday, April 7th
Thursday, April 9th
19:30 Ashes Timsina
21:00 Thai Bui
Tuesday, April 14th
16:00 Aiguokhian Efosa
19:30 Rajarshi Sahai
Thursday, April 16th
Thank for your sharing!
It’s very interesting video. Your enthusiasm somehow motivates my thinking in learning and contributing :).
I can meet you at 21:00 on Thursday, April 9th via Skype (my skype ID: bqthai).
See you then,
Viva Las Vegas!!! ;))
One more great video!
I would definitely like to hear more about the that conference!!
Just and idea that I want to share…and maybe partly an answer to the question raised in your video Clint
Tuesday, April 7th at 19:00 will suit just fine.
Thanks. I will hopefully post later an interview or two I will do with some people that I think will inspire you.
Great video link Vasilis – everyone should watch that!
For me Thursday, April 9th is good
We can meet at 20:00 via skype,
my skype id is “sheivazi”
see u soon
Thanks again for this insightful video. I think now that I am in Joensuu I will have quite a bit of time to deal with the course and its rigours. anyway, I think for me Thursday 19:00 hours.
It looks like you have a great time, thanks for the video, and interviews would be welcome!
Wonderful link Vasilis! -your link reminded me, there are lots of great TED Talks that touch upon our subject in one way or another. A few below, I bet there’s much more I didn’t see (add your own ICT4D ideas and stir. Good thoughts).
Charles Leadbeater on the sources of Innovation, and implicitly, what planning does and doesn’t.
Bjorn Lomborg: Our priorities for saving the world
(there’s more but only two links per comment, it seems)
And for the talk, I’d like Thursday April 16h, 19:00 is fine. Thanks,
(continued from post above)
Have a look at Hans Rosling’s (prof. in International health) statistical perspective of what’s happening. One might say he ignores every problem, but on the other hand he describes some of what does take place. Might help to focus in on the problems that matter most. And the contrast to common (political?) discourse on development is interesting in all of these videos.
Debunking myths about the “third world”
more of that kind at: http://www.gapminder.org/videos/
If people have reactions, have questions or know better about some of these topics – or have sources), maybe you could start a thread in the forum about it, so we can see what others know/think. I don’t agree with everything in the links above, but if we all take and do what we like…
Your enthusiasm is so contagious 😀
I would like to book Tuesday (April 7th) at 21:30. My Skype ID is monika_laine
Thanks Vasilis and Sören for inspiring videos!
For me Tuesday, April 7th/Tuesday, April 14th; 21:00/21:30 (my skype ID: hamid.vakil).
but we could be online only by text! Because my PC has an error to answer voice communications.
Hi Clint one more great way of your introducing new things. Well in the case of meeting online as to know each other we can meet on Thursday April 9th 19:30 via skype. My skype id is ashes.timsina hope to see u then and waiting to talk one on one because you have made me excited about yourself and the course.. 😉
Glad hearing from you again.Thursday 20:30 will be perfect for me.
I will be available through skype:mpisha.
Thank you,have fun in Vegas.
Sorry,i meant Thursday 9th 20:30.
the sooner the better I guess, so any time on tuesday 7th (tomorrow) works for me.
probably 20.30 would be better, just before Champions League soccer match. =)
I prefer skype, talk or no talk.
Tuesday, April 7th at 20.00 is fine for me to meet you in skype.
Tuesday, April 14th at 19.00 is the perfect time for me to chat with you. My skype ID is ‘moravai’.
Today is a public holiday and not so many people at Tumaini so took only 40 min to download your videoclip to watch it. Sounds like an interesting event you are attending even more exciting than all the casinos that surrounds you 🙂 Think with video postings we all need to add some describing text as well as I know I am not the only one sitting on snail connections.
I would like to book wednesday 15th at 20:00 for our meeting.
Had a look at the schedule and it looks good, nice start of the course so far, well done!
Oops that was not one of the days let me take Thursday 16th at 20:00 instead if possible
I will be happy with 21:30 Thursday 9th April, or anytime on 14th April.
My skype id is- archieroger
Looking forward, thanks 🙂
Thursday 16th at 20:00 is good for me, We can skype or be on gmail, any is fine with me.
Talk to you then,
Hello, if it is possible for you to meet at 19:30, Tuesday, April 7th. It will be really good for me. Thank you very much!
Tuesday 14th at 21:00 and at 21:30 are good for us.
Skype id is Gre4ikanama.
my skype id: “ruta_XXX”
Thursday April 16 @ 17:00 hrs is great for me. Infact i can make it any time on that day.
skpye: lenandlar/gmail/etc im good anywhere…
The first day of discussions is complete now, and I feel even more energized for the possibility of what we can do together.
How cool that I get to participate in this class with you!
Hi Clint, In your message I find Hidden the driving force for the ICT4D class. I think a critical analysis of it can help one fly high. I will be attending a workshop from 14th to 18th but I try my best tomsee to see that I reserve the time 20:30 on thursday 16th April for a talk via skype. my skype Id is, james.lukenge
I just found that i have to do something with the SciFest which starts Thursday. Would it be possible for me to change my time to Tuesday 14th at 21:30 or Thursday 16th at 21:30
I would like to sign up for Thursday 16th at 21.30pm, that way we could talk forever, right?
Clint, Thursday the 16th any of the remaining times are fine. Skype ugalibrother. Network been so bad lately but let’s hope voice will work, otherwise chat is ok. Week 6 or week 8 would suit me good as discussion leader (group Praxis). Thanks, Johan
14th at 20:00 is fine for me
see u then
Tuesday April 14 @ 16:00 hrs is ok for me.
Thanks a lot for your very interesting and energetic thoughts in the highly motivating video.
I also found the talks/links put by Soren very relevant and knowledgeable.
As far as one-on-one interaction is concerned, is it possible to interact slightly early either on skype (mkteotia)or gmail (firstname.lastname@example.org)? I do not have a connection at home and internet cafe are closed in Chandigarh at 10.00 pm (means 6.30 pm GST). I can also interact from my office during 1.30 pm-8.30pm (GST) any day (except tomorrow). I am in the process of procuring an internet connection at home to make it easy to have late night interactions.Thanks.Manoj
I would like to meet you on 16th at 21.00.