Michael Watson

Dublin, OH, United States

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Michael Watson
Posted over 3 years ago
What will the world be like in 20 years?
Thats a vey interesting point Matt. I completely agree with you in saying that there is no immediate future. I just look at the presidential election as the problem, I'm not excluding anyone, both parties keep focusing on their opponent rather than fixing the problems at hand. I think that is the worst problem right now, the fact that no one is truly 100% committed to fixing Anerica.
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Michael Watson
Posted over 3 years ago
What will the world be like in 20 years?
There are so many issues that I have my pick of what I want to do. The economy is in the dump, thousands of people die from the same diseases every year, and I feel that the reason our country is making no progress on wall street is because of the separation of parties. There is so much to do that I think you're right saying that the world is my oyster. Haha
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Michael Watson
Posted over 3 years ago
What will the world be like in 20 years?
I just realized the other day that there are so many problems in the world today and it seems like now everyone either is related to or knows someone who suffers from these problems. If my generation can solve one problem such as cancer, which would be huge, I would call my generation a success. We need to do something that goes down in history or else I would consider my people a bust.
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Michael Watson
Posted over 3 years ago
Identifying and bringing best practices to Education.
I would say the newest innovation in education method is the Khan Academy. It is a website khanacademy.com, and it is filled with tons of videos covering everything talked about in the classroom. All the videos are made/narrated by Salman Khan who is trying to flip the classroom by having the kids go their own pace and learn from doing their homework in the classroom to avoid teachers from lecturing. You need to watch his TED talk.
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Michael Watson
Posted over 3 years ago
What will the world be like in 20 years?
I feel that the world will hopefully be headed in a better direction due to better education and a more informed general public. My fear is that wars fought with guns will not be the problem but rather wars fought on a computer, the united states especially is so dependent on electricity and technology that we would be in serious trouble if anyone ever did anything to harm that. As for education, just watch Salman Khan's TED talk.
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Michael Watson
Posted over 3 years ago
Who SHOULD control children's education? And what if those who should, don't?
I myself am a freshman in high school and the way I look at education is, is that the government has set rules, not very strict ones but rules in place that guide you through early education, and then parents are the ones who help tell you how hard to try in school and what you should do after your senior year of high school. Based on the government I need to go to school everyday but I don't think that is the right answer to this question. The public school system is out there to be used but if we don't put forth any effort then it is a waste of time. In my house the question hasn't been am I going to college but what college will I get into. Now talking about the effort factor my parents are extremely harsh in grades compared to my friends, they expect me to do better than how they did in school. This is completely fine with me because I hate failure and I feel that not doing your best on everything you do is just a ware of everyone's time. To sum up if feel that the government should just be there for the rules and guidelines but I think it is the parents who ultimately decide what goes on with their child.
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Michael Watson
Posted over 3 years ago
Does formal education play a significant role in the success of entrepreneurs and the outcomes of their business activities?
Well yes I would consider myself one of those leaders and I would also say that education hasn't hurt if that's what you are asking. I wouldn't consider myself one of the smartest kids in my class, I'm only a year ahead in science and other than that I am taking advantage if every higher level class I can. With that being said I feel that education especially now is just a tool in order to construct the final product that is the students future. My school district is the highest achieving public school district in central Ohio, maybe the whole state I'm not sure, but this education is given to every kid who walks into the door of a classroom. This is where I'm going to connect back to what I said earlier in that it is up to the student to use that education. In the city I live in the question is not are you going to college but rather what college are you planning on going to. It is up to the child to take that extra AP or IB class versus just taking the regular class. Now when I bring this back to leadership I feel that the best leaders in the school have taken full advantage of the opportunity at hand and have turned it into something great. I hope that this helps in the conversation, if you would ever like me to comment on anything regarding education feel free to ask.
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Michael Watson
Posted over 3 years ago
"What is so special about human brain, as compared to other primates"?
It's so special because we are all humans and we are the people doing the research. I think if primates were the superior being then they would study their own brain and call it special. Also, I think the human brain is so special because of all the great people who we respect because of their brain such as Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison and what they were able to accomplish given essentially the same basic resources that we have.
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Michael Watson
Posted over 3 years ago
Does formal education play a significant role in the success of entrepreneurs and the outcomes of their business activities?
I say that leaders are born not made. I say this because I myself am only a freshman in high school but I have noticed that the kids who were leading in first grade are still leading today. And I have no business experience but I would say that having a successful business depends on how bad you yourself wants it and if you can inspire the people around you like Simon Sinek's great TED talk, "How great leaders inspire action".