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Gaurav Gupta

Director - Finance and Operations, Skillment Edu Private Limited


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What Next? After a great TED / TEDx conference with hundreds of ideas, what can we do to help people got o the next level! DO something!

This aspect of TED and TEDx has always intrigued me. I am not saying that great ideas are not found outside TED, but there are far more ideas at this forum than there are at any other.

Post a conference I see a bunch of very excited, starry eyed participants, they have dreams in their hearts and heat in their blood. They want to do something and change the world, more importantly, they now, for the first time, BELIVE, that they are the change, that they can!!

I want to take this energy and pour resources in it and see what comes out of it. I feel there is something much larger than the event itself, sitting on the fringes and if we were to unleash this, we may have the next revolution, after the internet.

What can we do to unleash this change, to channelize this energy and let it not loose steam?


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    Apr 5 2012: You can't change the world, unless you mean change yourself and in doing so change how you contribute to the world.

    I personally don't believe that it's people that need to change but the systems we have put in place to govern ourselves. Most of them benefit the few, not the many.
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      Apr 17 2012: Scott, I believe big part of the systems were created with the intention of succeed. I see great ideas being executed all around a lot of nations, what is making the systems putrid is the lack of virtues of the governants. Imagine capitalism in the just city system proposed by Plato. Systems are supposed to work, but the human vices corrupt the execution of great ideas.
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        Apr 17 2012: Any system would work in a just world.

        Capitalism and Democracy are both noble-sounding ideas in theory but the application of these two great generalisations leaves a lot to be desired.

        The reality is that they favour the few. The systems are flawed because they are doctored by the owners and the gatekeepers - often the politicians that are supposed to be of the people, for the people..

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