Startup School at Riidl


31st August 2018

Dear friends

I spent time at the Startup School at Riidl this evening.  It was wonderful to be there, and interact with the staff, faculty, and shishyas who have signed up.  The energy was electric, and the motivation of the participants to make their locality and/or world a better place was inspiring.

A couple of years ago, I visited Cornell Tech in New York City and saw their Startup Studio

It was simple, yet disruptive.  Instead of teaching students a theory of innovation in lectures and case studies, this was encouraging students to make their own case, and take the learning to their table.  

Action learning.

There is always an idea, and then there is transforming it to reality.  My father used to say, that to transform an idea to reality, it is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.  Gaurang and his team, have converted that idea, transformed and built it, in their own way, into a powerful programme, with a wide variety of participants, ages, dreams and aspirations.  A welcoming place, to educate, and to transform, and to change ourselves, and the world around us.

Here's to a better world.

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