I recently sat through a presentation from the good folks at Google. The presenters were going through a few macro internet trends from 2016. For the first time, mobile overtook desktop in searches/traffic. This was only a matter of time. More impressive, almost 108 million new users from India logged on to the internet for the first time. Considering that’s almost a third of the US population, that’s eye opening.
It made me remember the Did You Know video from 2008. I used to give presentations to high school students on a number of topics. The importance of hard work/showing up. I’d script and think about the message. To prove a point, I’d do magic tricks, recall important moment’s in history, or just tell stories from my own childhood. But this video always grasped a class’ attention. Talent comes from all places. Diverse opinions matter. And we’re all so connected it becomes easier to find or rise to the top.
As a bonus, the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack is worth a listen (it’s in the background), not too bad a movie either.