I moved to Boston in the fall of 2008 to work at The Steppingstone Foundation, a local non-profit focused on educational access. Since I was helping to build a new organization within the non-profit, I set out to meet more people in my field and build up my network. This was very difficult since Greenhorn Connect hadn’t been founded yet. Even finding groups of reform-minded educators was not as easy as I had imagined. I eventually stumbled upon Boston Leaders for the Future of Education (BLFE), an organization geared toward young professionals who were mostly educators passionate about public policy reform.
We can probably all agree that the world is changing at a dramatic pace, right? In fact, the popular video Did You Know? illustrates exactly how fast the world is transforming. This video is from 2008, so as you might imagine some of the data points have moved already. But overall, it distills the reasons that many entrepreneurs see the new world as simultaneously exhilarating and confusing.