Tag: 10 to the 100

Kudos for Google…

Just a homespun graphic of googleGoogle sent me this link a little while ago, and it meant a lot to see it.


If you didn’t know about this. A couple years back I competed in Google’s Project 10 to the 100. My foundation project was to build an education system that allowed an open forum for educators and subject matter authorities to discuss and dictate curriculum (not politicians/civil leaders), utilizing up to date education methodologies(our public education system is old and non-competitive globally), and most importantly…free.

Well…obviously, I didn’t win the grant, but the Khan Academy did win, and allowed their curriculum to be translatable in a number of global languages, allowing for an education system that is FREE. It’s almost exactly what I was hoping for.

I just wanted to say that while there is a LOT of banter on what Google’s mission is…they are one of the few big players that are in it to make the world a better place, not just fill their wallet. It was cool to see that they’d granted not just the money from Project 10 to the 100, but also about 100 million more to other initiatives.

Google (and Microsoft) taught me a long time ago that employers can choose to be a part of the solution, rather than being just another part of the system. I wish everyone shared the same business model.

/end kudos-ranty-type-post


PS – I swear I’ll post more. Really. This is just a phase I swear 😉

Time for 10 to the 100 Voting!!!!

It was only last fall that Google came up with the awesome and very generous contest to bring 5 of the best ideas to usher in a better world. There were no prerequisites. Everyone was welcome to submit an entry. I even submitted one on behalf of a friend and myself.

You can read about 10 to the 100 HERE.

Please vote on the contest ideas HERE

..and DEFINITELY look at the education ideas. This is where our entry was.

Now I plan on bringing this to the forefront regardless of the outcome of this contest. Winning the prize simply allows me to move on it full-time.

Like I said, even if you hate my guts…these ideas are going to reach you no matter what, so speak up and vote on them!!!