How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in There’s nothing that highlights the fact that Silicon Valley is the new Wall Street, gold rush, colonial settlement — insert your American Dream rags-to-riches historical moniker here — quite like the story of 18-year-old Miami resident Michael Sayman. This week, Facebook hired Sayman as one of its youngest full-time engineers in history. He wouldn’t tell me his salary, but admitted his friends are already pressuring him to “buy a Tesla,” which he won’t do because he’d “rather save the money.” Before you go throw up at the idea of a teenager buying himself a Tesla off tech riches, there’s few people who deserve that luxury quite as much as this kid.
How to make your own luck, Van Gogh's never-before-revealed sketchbooks, how to be a nonconformist, and more Hey Dianne Clay! If you missed last week's edition – why grit, not IQ, is the key to success, the odd habits of famous writers, an illustrated morphology of bad pedestrians, Bob Dylan in pictures for kids, Stephen Hawking animated, and more – you can catch up here. And if you're enjoying this, please consider supporting with a modest donation. The Anatomy of Determination September 2009 Like all investors, we spend a lot of time trying to learn how to predict which startups will succeed. We probably spend more time thinking about it than most, because we invest the earliest. Prediction is usually all we have to rely on.
5 ways to write a blow-your-mind manifesto. MANIFESTO. noun. /ˌmanəˈfestō/ A written statement to publicly declare your intentions, motives, or beliefs. Unique Photography by Denis Darzacq Denis Darzacq is a French photographer who works with street dancers and performers to creates the illusion of people flying or falling through space. Documentary film shows French photographer Denis Darzacq working with street dancers in the suburbs of Paris. For more photographs by Denis Darzacq [click here]
5 Reasons To Write A Letter To Your Future Self In March, I turned twenty-five years old, and on that most dreaded day I received a letter from my twelve year-old-self. At twelve, I distinctly remember listening to Britney Spears’ “Ooops I did it Again,” consuming Fruit by the Foot, surviving Y2K, and wearing checkered school jumpers that came down to my knees. It was that magical time right before pimples started growing uncontrollably and watching Saturday morning cartoons was still acceptable. Oh how much has changed since those simple times. Reading my letter evoked a lot of emotions in the span of two minutes. It was hilarious that I questioned my own ability to achieve higher education, or better yet, to even have higher education as my main concern at the age of twelve.
And Then I Met A Teacher He met a teacher, and it changed everything. Jim Wengo was fresh out of high school when he started working at the local butcher shop. But his high school agriculture teacher, John Krivokapish, had other plans for him. When he heard of an area college work study program for those who could score well on a civil service exam, Mr. Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 Download the PDF of these ideas : Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 (2mb) [ New American Public Art ]
Three Tips for Green Screen in the Classroom If you aren’t taking advantage of green screen to add depth to project-based learning in your classroom, then you will want to read this primer on how to get started. In this entry, we take the direct route to inexpensive green screen tools and offer real examples from classrooms. This past week, a photo of me has been popping up in various situations, from standing next to my wife as she models dresses that she is considering wearing at our daughter’s wedding in June to beautiful vistas. “Have suit, will travel” might very well describe my experience with green screen apps. Jen Sandland (@sandscholars) recently tweeted the image shown right, which shows us all how to empower students to easily create a “green screen” in their home and see what they can create using inexpensive apps on their mobile phone.
Photos of Really, Really Scared People The Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada struck viral advertising gold with their online photo gallery of people at the peak of absolute terror. There are literally hundreds of photos like this, family and friends tackling their loved ones, desperate screams, unbridled fear the moment they encounter some unspeakable ghoul in the depths of this haunted house. It’s the most hilarious thing I’ve ever seen.
Your Words Matter Your Words Matter. I had a teacher who once told me I would most likely be a college dropout. Her words mattered.