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CNN Hero of the Year (2010)


I just watched CNN Heroes of the year. I was greatly touched. All of them are taking whatever they have and are changing the world. Some don’t even have much but they are putting matters in their own hands. Doing whatever they can to help solve a problem, bring back hope and empower the powerless. And now they are changing the world probably more than what most millionaires have. All it takes is just one act, one step of faith, believing that one person can truly make a difference.

I was especially touched by the Hero of the year “Anuradha Koirala”. She’s stopping human trafficking. Saving mostly girls as young as 9-14 years old from prostitution. One victim even gave a testimony that she was given to 25-35 men in a day. She was 9-10 years old that time! and another one says that she doesn’t have a choice else she will be tortured and electrocuted and she was only 14 years old then! That broke my heart.

Anudradha is saving one girl at a time and has saved 14,000 girls since she started. She’s giving them a home and a new hope. I truly admire her.

Let’s support her cause.

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The internet has revolutionized the way we learn and do things nowadays. When we don’t understand something, we no longer look for a hardbound encyclopedia or dictionary. We simply connect to the internet and google. There’s a vast information available in the internet, one just has to discern which ones are trash and which ones are helpful or even life-changing.

As I traverse this new path that I’m exploring now, I’m doing so many research that sometimes I feel like I’m seeing the world in a whole new perspective. I felt that the corporate world has limited my learning to become more of “performance-based” rather than becoming an innovator or sharpening the skill I inherently have or pursuing the passion that was always burning in me.

With this new found time out from the corporate world, I feel my brain is working more than ever. With all the time I have, I reliazed that the best resource for entreprenuers is TED GLOBAL. Since I discovered it, it became my daily source of inspiration and ideas. It’s like my classroom and the speakers are my teachers, who more often than not share the same vision I have. Changing the world one day at a time. 🙂

P.S.
I got too inspired today. I think I spent the whole day watching TED videos. It’s so easy to lose track of time with the way they talk about their passion, their vision and how they successful implemented it and their ideas..whew.. are revolutionary,.. these people are just amazingly smart. I hope to learn from them and become like them.
I was especially inspired by Chris Anderson and Shaffi Mather.

Below are their talks:

TED Talks TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter …

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TED Talks Shaffi Mather explains why he left his first career to become a social entrepreneur, providing life-saving transportation with his company 1298 for Ambulance. Now, he has a new idea and plans to begin a company to fight the booming business of corruption in public service, eliminating it one bribe at a time.

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