Jovens dos EUA deixam estudos para criar apps - 18/03/2014 - Tec Ryan Orbuch, então com 16 anos, empurrou sua mala até a porta de casa e enfrentou a família. "Estou indo ao aeroporto", disse à mãe. "Você não pode me impedir." Ryan estava a caminho da SXSW (South by Southwest Interactive), uma conferência de tecnologia em Austin, Texas. Stacey Stern, a mãe dele, adorava essa paixão do filho, mas lhe disse que só poderia ir a Austin se terminasse os deveres escolares que havia negligenciado durante o desenvolvimento do aplicativo, que serve justamente para combater a procrastinação. Ryan, agora com 17 anos, está no último ano do ensino médio em Boulder. Essa onda de inovação e empreendedorismo juvenis parece "sem precedentes", segundo Gary Becker, economista da Universidade de Chicago e ganhador do Nobel. Becker anda repetindo ao seu neto: "Faça faculdade, faça faculdade". "A faculdade não é pré-requisito", disse Jess Teutonico, que dirige a TEDxTeen, versão adolescente das palestras TED, que promove o intercâmbio de ideias.
The secret of self-control In the late nineteen-sixties, Carolyn Weisz, a four-year-old with long brown hair, was invited into a “game room” at the Bing Nursery School, on the campus of Stanford University. The room was little more than a large closet, containing a desk and a chair. Carolyn was asked to sit down in the chair and pick a treat from a tray of marshmallows, cookies, and pretzel sticks. Carolyn chose the marshmallow. Although Carolyn has no direct memory of the experiment, and the scientists would not release any information about the subjects, she strongly suspects that she was able to delay gratification. Footage of these experiments, which were conducted over several years, is poignant, as the kids struggle to delay gratification for just a little bit longer. Most of the children were like Craig. The initial goal of the experiment was to identify the mental processes that allowed some people to delay gratification while others simply surrendered. Mischel was born in Vienna, in 1930.
Reevo The End of Solitude By William Deresiewicz What does the contemporary self want? The camera has created a culture of celebrity; the computer is creating a culture of connectivity. As the two technologies converge — broadband tipping the Web from text to image, social-networking sites spreading the mesh of interconnection ever wider — the two cultures betray a common impulse. So we live exclusively in relation to others, and what disappears from our lives is solitude. I once asked my students about the place that solitude has in their lives. To that remarkable question, history offers a number of answers. Like other religious values, solitude was democratized by the Reformation and secularized by Romanticism. But it is with Romanticism that solitude achieved its greatest cultural salience, becoming both literal and literary. Modernism decoupled this dialectic. The Romantic ideal of solitude developed in part as a reaction to the emergence of the modern city. I speak from experience.
Quatro a Cada Dez Crianças Não Têm Vínculos Fortes Com Seus Pais | Paizinho, Vírgula! (traduzido e adaptado por Thiago Queiroz, da versão inglesa, link original) Em um estudo com 14.000 crianças dos Estados Unidos, 40% não têm fortes vínculos emocionais – o que os psicólogos chamam de apego seguro – com os pais, que são cruciais para o sucesso mais tarde na vida, de acordo com um novo relatório. Os pesquisadores descobriram que essas crianças são mais propensas a enfrentar problemas educacionais e comportamentais. Em um relatório publicado pelo Sutton Trust, um instituto com sede em Londres, que já publicou mais de 140 trabalhos de pesquisa sobre educação e mobilidade social, pesquisadores da Princeton University, Columbia University, the London School of Economics and Political Science e University of Bristol descobriram que crianças com menos de três anos de idade que não formam vínculos fortes com suas mães ou pais são mais propensas a serem agressivas, desafiadores e hiperativas como adultos.
We need to talk about TED In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky. But have you ever wondered why so little of the future promised in TED talks actually happens? So much potential and enthusiasm, and so little actual change. Are the ideas wrong? I write about entanglements of technology and culture, how technologies enable the making of certain worlds, and at the same time how culture structures how those technologies will evolve, this way or that. So my TED talk is not about my work or my new book – the usual spiel – but about TED itself, what it is and why it doesn't work. The first reason is over-simplification. At this point I kind of lost it. So I ask the question: does TED epitomize a situation where if a scientist's work (or an artist's or philosopher's or activist's or whoever) is told that their work is not worthy of support, because the public doesn't feel good listening to them? What is TED? T – E – D.
America's young workers: Destined for failure? By Thomas A. Kochan Young and underemployed in America FORTUNE -- We've all heard the message from our parents: If you work hard, get a good education, and play by the rules, you will do well in life. But while we were able to graduate from high school, vocational school programs, or college into an economy that was growing and providing us with great opportunities, we cannot make the same promise to our children and grandchildren today. Is this gloomy outlook inevitable? MORE: Why this is the jobs recovery of the 1% In future columns, I'll lay out the pieces of that comprehensive strategy, which calls for major overhauls of business, labor, government, and educational institutions as well as the relationships among them. The essence of the problem is that young people face a severe shortage of good jobs. To get back to the same employment levels as before the recession, between 13.5 and 15 million new jobs would need to be created by the end of this decade. Thomas A.
Conheça Davi Braga, o garoto de 13 anos que criou uma startup de venda de material escolar - Start Um garoto de 13 anos roubou a cena na última edição do evento de empreendedorismo Demo Brasil Nordeste, nos dias 29 e 30 de abril, em Maceió. Com microfone portátil, andando de um lado para outro do palco com desenvoltura, Davi Braga começou o seu pitch (nome que se dá para uma apresentação curta feita por startups para investidores) perguntando para a plateia com seu sotaque alagoano: “Quem aqui já teve que comprar material escolar?” :::Siga o Start no Twitter: @StartEstadao::: O garoto participou do evento para apresentar sua startup List-It, um sistema para facilitar a pesquisa e compra de material escolar. Com o aumento da demanda pelo serviço, atender às clientes ficou mais difícil. O projeto foi desenvolvido com a ajuda de um designer e um programador amigos da família. Nos Estados Unidos já é comum ver startups criadas por prodígios. Outro caso envolve um brasileiro que mora nos Estados Unidos. Veja o vídeo com o pitch feito por Davi Braga no Demo Brasil Nordeste:
The 3 Types of People Who May Want To Consider Skipping College According to College Board the average cost of attending a four-year college course in the U.S. has risen an astounding 41% in the last decade. A freshman going off to college this fall can expect to pay an average of $42,419 per year at a private university, $32,762 per year as an out-of-state student at a public university, or $18,943 at an in-state public university. Multiply those figures by four years and the average student with no outside financial help will have between $76,000 and $168,000 of student debt when they graduate. Matter of fact, the total national student loan debt is increasing at such an alarming rate—it goes up another $3,055 per second, totaling over $1.2 trillion—that many financial experts are now calling student loans the biggest economic threat to America. "College is really expensive in America. An UnCollege Education Ironically, when some people hear about a college dropout starting a company called UnCollege, they believe Stephens is anti-education.
These Posters Will Show You How Famous Start-Ups Were Conceived Every great idea comes from a dream and a ll our dreams can come true, only if we have the courage to pursue them. This goes for everything in life, including start-ups and business ideas. They all start the same way, from a scratch, but only some make it to the top. These posters by information designer Anna Vital will tell you what it takes to be on the top. Here is why most people choose to be entrepreneurs. Source: anna.vc A lot of us feel the same way but end up doing nothing to change it. Not all of us did well in school. Source: Funders and Founders Here's a crash course you'll find useful: Source: Funders and Founders So, here's how these guys made it big: Source: Funders and Founders Feel motivated to start-up but unsure about where to start from? Here are some tips. If you have an idea and want to get started on it, start now. Source: Funders and Founders Give it your best! Loading...