Monday, June 23, 2008

When the Top of the Pyramid Works with the Bottom of the Pyramid.... Changing the World!

This morning an article in the NYTimes reports that Ivy League schools are becoming concerned that nearly 1/4 of their classes are heading into investment banking, hedge funds, and consulting - is this really the best way to use the privilege of a topnotch education? Check out another elite institution's best and brightest: Amy Smith at MIT runs a lab devoted to designs which solve real-world problems, especially those of the people who make the Bottom of the Pyramid on planet earth. This is a totally inspiring video on what happens when top minds work not on Enron type schemes, but on sharing the goodies more fairly. It's long, but take a little time and watch it - it's wonderful.

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