Nordic Business Forum 2014, Notes from Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson is well-known professor who speak lot’s of school systems. All his Ted speech is founded here: http://www.ted.com/speakers/sir_ken_robinson

The presentation in Nordic Business Forum is fun and encouraging. I have been honour to studied school in Finland, which is pioneer of education. This is one reason why I doesn’t get so much taught from this presentation, but I try to give something new thinking and opinions.

What is the biggest change of human history?

There is more people living earth than ever. Now we have about seven billions.

They are calculated that if we use earth resources like average USA consumption, the resources of earth can maintain 1,5 billion people. That means that we consumer lot more.

Second big think to understand is how we have access to knowledge. Todays all information is on our pocket and trough our cellphone we can reach knowledge all over the world. We don’t have to go libraries anymore to find out thinks.

History has showed that nothing stays still very long. Our brain is not sufficient to imagine what kind of useful and not useful thinks people invent in the future. It’s part of human nature that it’s invent new and it can’t be stopped.

What kind of place future school should be?

Because of easy access to information, future schools can be place we people try to learn memory thinks. Future schools should be environment which encourages people to use their creativity and skills to learning by doing. The method of studying is mostly the need based learning.

Every generation have to invent democracy

This sentence means that generations have to invent their own thinks. It’s part of their independency process. It’s also mean that trough the time of history, every democracy has been dislodged from the people. Then people have find out new ways to build up democracy again. Social Media is great example how people fight back if the coverment try to control them. People have organise virtual protest agains bad decisions. When government try to control internet, hackers have build their own internet -network.

Inventing democracy means that generations find out their own ways to keep up democracy in the world

Creative and different thinking

1. We are living time of revolutions

2. To beat revolution, we have to think differently

3. We have to dare to do thinks differently

“Technology unleash new creativity”

Creativity is butting you imagination on work. You create your own life, because every people is unique and life is organic, like self-learning process, not linear.

What toxicated you?

See potential of people. Courache them to find it and believe it. Find out your own potential. You must remember to train to bring up your talent.

We live world of ideas, values and feelings

Create environment were people can flourish. Creative culture is were everyone can have ideas

Imagine -> Creativity -> Innovation

Best information sites around the web for StartUp founders

We all know that reading good content helps out our learning. It’s very easy to read and learn because most of the good content is short and pre-digested from blogger and journalists. You can also watch and listen most of the information. Hardest part is finding out what are the best sources of information. Here are a few which I read and noticed that they deliver great content for StartUp founders. 

http://www.startupcollective.com/
– This is the best one for reading about an all around Startup. This service was earlier called YEC (Young Entrepreneurship Community). They deliver very good information and have a good perspective. See example of newsletter here.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/
– Lot’s of good information. Perspective is not so young as StartUp Collective’s, but very wide nevertheless and extensively about entrepreneurship.

http://blog.bufferapp.com/
– Buffer is a very good tool to use and they also create great content. The point of view of their writing is technology and working culture. If you don’t like anything to read, just benchmark how they create one of the fastest growing tech StartUp.

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/
http://www.jeffbullas.com/
http://www.copyblogger.com/
– All these three pages create content from content marketing and social media. They all are the leading experts in their fields.