Florent D'Souza

Florent D'Souza

Dozvídám se o sobě víc, než jsem si kdy dokázal představit; víc, než si kdy dokázal představit kdokoli, ať už muž nebo žena. Vzpomínám si na každou nepatrnou drobnost.

One of the newest phenomenons in the marketing world is stemmed from the startup scene – The Lean Startup. Back in 2011, Eric Ries, who happens to be a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and a trusted thought leader in the field of technology and the startup boom, argues that the best method of building a successful startup is through an iterative process, called an “agile process.” The premise of this development model is rooted in having a simple and dirty prototype to put out in the market, to test. This basic prototype, called “the minimum viable product” goes through numerous development cycles that are tried and tested by real users. Consumers, known as users in the technology world, provide live feedback through their interactions and data. And through this process of testing, iterating, modifying, pivoting and so on and so forth, emerges a perfect product. This continuous process of “build-measure-learn” is an infinite loop.

The truth of young generation is that technology is changing every bit of our lives. Historians argue that innovation and technology has impacted humans since the dawn of civilization. But what differentiates this inevitable change is the unprecedented pace in which it has accelerated in the past century.

Scholars and academics could argue vehemently that the Scout Method is the epitome of non-formal education. But what really is the Scout Method, and as ideal and ethical as it may be, is it still applicable in this day and age?

In the following article we will share a few stories about young women who have put the methodology of service learning into practice. These are not examples of pure altruism, because all the heroines of these stories have openly admitted that they realized the opportunity for personal benefit from doing what they did. There is no doubt that, in the end, they gained more than they gave.

I know more about myself now, than I ever imagined; more than any person in history would have imagined for himself or herself. I remember every single detail now.

The sentence “I don’t have the time for…” has become a routine phrase in our lingo.  The problem of time is definitely a dire conundrum we young people face in the 21st century.  “Time is precious” – though quite a clichéd sentence, is an accurate expression.  Go about and ask any young person in 2014, what the most valuable thing in their life is, and they will answer “time.”  Then why do we struggle so much with time management?


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