“There’s a paranoia about the Internet and I think that we’re not realizing how valuable Facebook can be used properly.”
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"I’m not drinking the Google Kool-Aid. But it’s the most mature wearable platform that’s out there. And we need to be proactive and figure it out." Read more>
“We fundamentally believe that in order for our species to advance—for humanity to get to the next step in development—that no one can be denied a certain level of education and information. If there is a curiosity it should be satiated.”
“Practice is great! But practice alone won’t make you Yo Yo Ma.”
“Rather than speaking in the present tense, try always looking toward the future. Verbalizing what you plan to accomplish will help you realize those goals faster.”
Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.
Join the discussion with Fast Company writer Max Chafkin and Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun on Tuesday, December 3rd at 3pm (ET). Thrun will be answering your questions—submit them now using the “Make a comment” box below!
Join our live chat with Udacity cofounder Sebastian Thrun on December 3rd at 3pm (ET)!
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Administrators in Thailand dreamed up this silly head gear to force students to focus on their own papers. Can these ridiculous hats really prevent cheating?
Buy Thinx’s remarkable underwear in America, and you’ll be sending sanitary pads to a girl in Africa.
"33% of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm.”
A Peace Corps Volunteer worked with a senior citizen group in Ecuador who wanted to show to their community that it is important to recycle and think about future generations. They planned a fashion show where they wore accessories made from recycled materials and invited the whole community to the event!
Educational and adorable!