"This Is Unacceptable" is what Professor Burt Swersey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute had over 30 freshmen chant during his class "How To Change The World". Vincent was one of the 30 students that day - standing up, banging his fists on the desk, and getting mad. This talk, recorded at the Stanford D School during the University Innovation Fellows program.
Start with your values. Don’t do nonsense. Make lifebetter for billions of people in need.
These are some life lessons I learned from Professor Burt Swersey, that I had the opportunity to share at . I decided not to take a full time job after college, and I spent m yentire senior year working on building my own company because I value creativity,social impact, and personal growth through putting yourself in uncomfortable situations.
Our decisions arevery much decided for us based on how we define our values. So if we don’t align our actions with our values NOW - when will we?
IGNITES are short alks designed to IGNITES others I to action…. much in the same way that Burt ignited the fire inside of his students, including myself. The ability to step back and align your actions with your values is something that creators, entrepreneurs,innovators, empaths, good friends, and genuinely virtuous people all must share. I am so grateful that the UIF program gave me the opportunity to share my story, and have a shot at passing on urgency and passion for creating real change to 300 other students from around the world at Stanford this March.There is a cost to list opportunity, and with billions living in poverty, it is unacceptable for us to spend our careers solving problems that are serving the rich or not creative real value for society