Born in Budapest in 1984, I was a lazy kid. I didn't bother speaking or walking for years. Then at 3, I started learning English as well. Primary school was easy. What I wanted to learn, I did it effortlessly, what I didn't care about, I couldn't be convinced. I went to a bilingual school, and then got the possibility of spending half a year in New York City in 1999. I did. Later in 2001 I went to New Zealand, still attending high school. I graduated in 2003, and started out at Budapest University of Technology and Economics at the Faculty of Architecture. My tutors didn't particularly like the fact that I needed a reason for doing something the way they wanted me to do it, and "because I said so" wasn't good enough. With motivation curbed, I dropped out on purpose, and worked on the family company for some time. In 2007 I applied and got into Oxford Brookes University's Budapest branch, IBS, where I study Tourism Management from a number of amazing people. In my spare time I come up with a ton of ideas, and I do a fraction of them.
I'm passionate about challenging ideas. If I cannot "break" the idea, and it holds, and I'm convinced, chances are the idea is good. Sadly most of them are easy to break and doubt rises fast.
What if university students would be able to read about real people who have remarkable lives, but are still on the "reachable" scale? Steve Jobs is inspiring, but one in a million. So is Bill Gates, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. What about the entrepreneur living down your street, who loves what he or she is doing? Gets up every morning with a smile and energy. With the thoughts of changing the world? I will try to find these everyday role models, and interview them on how they got where they are. And then let students know that there is hope after graduation, and not only the select few can avoid the 9-5.
Global citizenship, marketing, the long tail. Unconventional ideas that might work or do work.
I make a killer spaghetti. I'm sure, that mine is the best a spaghetti can ever be. Altho I'm not a chef with Michelin stars. :-)
I don't know when was the first time I logged on TED. I came from another blog, possibly Seth Godin's. Ever since I've been revisiting, and linking the talks to family and friends. Sometimes my brother and I just sit and watch TED talks for a couple of hours silently.
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12:03 Posted: Mar 2013
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