The desks represent the number of U.S. students who drop out of school every hour, every day. […] The art installation was made by not-for-profit organization, College Board, to call upon presidential candidates to make education a more prominent issue in the 2012 campaigns.
$22,800. That is how much money the New York Post estimates New York City high school students hand over each day to make sure their cell phones are safe while they are in class. And all because the Department of Education continues to be incredibly stubborn about its cellphone policy. Even sadder is that most of the kids paying to keep their phones locked up could really use that extra money for things like lunch.
Even those students don’t hesitate to cut back on food for the sake of their smartphones! So, a part of digital culture is evolving?!
One can’t truly fathom how difficult it is to start something solid from nothing more than a few ideas, and probably with a shoestring budget. Especially in the beginning.
The beauty of founding or co-founding something is that you do literally everything. Some aspects of this are highly educational – getting to a working prototype, romancing prospective customers, fine-tuning your business model, and seeking financing are all subjects worthy of great minds. Other aspects, such as paperwork, taxes, and yes, taking out the trash, merely build character. However, character is something you will need a lot of, and here’s why: execution is substantially harder than people think.