Monday mornings can be tough, but these TED Talks will help to inspire and motivate you to think differently about innovation and the importance of including teenagers in the process.
WHY ADULTS CAN’T SEE THE FUTURE
First, in “Why adults can’t see the future” by Marina Gorbis, Marina argues that the future is not something that can be predicted, but something that can be created. She explains that teenagers have unique perspectives and abilities that can help shape the future, and that adults should make an effort to understand and include their ideas in the innovation process. Gorbis encourages listeners to look beyond conventional wisdom and to consider the potential of young people as change-makers. You can watch the talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/marina_gorbis_why_adults_can_t_see_the_future
WHY THE BEST HIRE MIGHT NOT HAVE THE BEST RESUME
Next, Regina Hartley in “Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume” argues that diversity in the workforce is key to bring new perspectives and ideas to the table. She encourages employers to look beyond traditional qualifications and to consider the potential of candidates who may not have the “perfect” resume, including teenagers. Regina’s talk can be found here: https://www.ted.com/talks/regina_hartley_why_the_best_hire_might_not_have_the_perfect_resume
THE DISRUPTORS: MEET THE TEENAGERS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD
Finally, Nileh Soorkia in “The Disruptors: Meet the teenagers who are changing the world” shares the stories of several young people who have made significant contributions to society through their innovative ideas and projects. She highlights the importance of empowering young people and providing them with the resources and support they need to drive change in the world. Nileh’s talk can be watched here: https://www.ted.com/talks/nileh_soorkia_the_disruptors_meet_the_teenagers_who_are_changing_the_world
In conclusion, these TED talks provide a great perspective on how teenagers bring a fresh perspective and unique ideas that can help shape the future, and how it’s important to empower and include them in the innovation process. These talks will inspire you to think differently, and to consider the potential of young people as drivers of change and innovation.