Gustavo Ballvé on January 20th, 2011
Education, Food for thought, Home, Industries, Investment Themes, Portfolio Management

One month or so ago we received a newsletter from another asset manager with links to TED talks by Sir Ken Robinson. Today is a holiday in Rio (yet another one), and our state has been hit with torrential rain and subsequent land slides that killed over 650 people – the type of tragedy that unfortunately keeps occurring in Brazil. We can’t help but be reminded of the power of education in changing societies: it’s not all about short-term economic growth. It’s not just “any” education either, although Brazil is still at such a low level that literacy rates still matter, it’s about the quality of education as well. That’s the subject of the inspiring and often funny talks inside. We hope you will enjoy them and think about the issue as it applies to your country.

Sir Ken Robinson’s latest book is called “The Element”, and this Bloomberg review (plus the videos, of course) had us looking for time to read it.

TED Talk 2006 (almost 20 minutes):

TED talk 2010 (bit less than 18 minutes):

RSA Animate of another of his talks – gotta love these animations. The message is much more powerful, though.

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