Creative Commons License

Sunday, September 28, 2014

View of the Week: On the Edge Of Life & The Art of the Possible

As a new week dawns in The Daily Outsider Network, this timely "Ted Talk compliation" was ever so timely about how anything possible.     This is as The World is witness to a peaceful transfer of power in Afghanistan:  

Playlist of the week

Personal tales from the edge of life

Beautiful, intimate and ultimately uplifting stories of challenge -- from making a new home in a strange country, to rebuilding life after tragedy. Watch »
14 TED Talks • Total run time 3:53:08


Friday, September 26, 2014

A "newsflash" of importance: What You Need to Know about the ‘Shellshock Bash’ Bug - Techlicious

On the eve of the W-End, sharing this to insure that all are protected:

What You Need to Know about the ‘Shellshock Bash’ Bug - Techlicious

Monday, September 22, 2014

View of the Week: Are you #UpForSchool?

Let's stand up!!!..and never stop asking how things can be better:

Sunrise Inspiration from
“A curious person who asks questions
may be a fool for five minutes; he who never
asks questions remains a fool forever.
Vern McLellan

Are you #UpForSchool?

Click to sign #UpForSchool

Today, as world leaders gather at the United Nations, youth leaders from more than 85 countries are holding a rally in New York to launch a new global call to action - the #UpForSchool petition - demanding that every child in the world can go to school, without danger or discrimination.

Today young people will call for urgent action on behalf of 58 million children currently excluded from school because they are child labourers, married too young, discriminated against, exploited or living in war-torn regions where their schools are under attack. They are backed by a unique coalition of more than 100 businesses, faith leaders, NGOs, teachers and influential individuals. 

Nothing changes without pressure. Together we can create a movement no government, politician or leader can ignore.

Act Now. Stand #UpForSchool. Sign the petition at

Ben Hewitt,
Director of Campaigns, A World at School
Lewis Hamilton, Eddie Izzard and Stephen Fry tweet their support for the petition


Click to watch the #UpForSchool launch video on YouTube
Students in Pakistan signing the #UpForSchool Petition
10,000 students in Pakistan have already signed the #UpForSchool petition
Click to sign #UpForSchool
Click here to follow the news from today's event LIVE from New York, including a video message of support from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Click here to read 'Roadmap to 2015: Three-Point Strategy for Education' by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education


International advocate Graça Machel: “Children and youth have risen to demand their right to education. I add my voice to theirs to amplify their call, and urge others to join this unstoppable movement. It is time to rise up for school!”

Actor and writer Rainn Wilson: “Children all over the world have a right to get education. So let’s start this petition. Let’s start this movement. This is how it begins, #UpForSchool”

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown “Progress on getting children into school has stalled, aid to education is in rapid decline and 58 million children are being denied their right to an education. In the face of this crisis young people are connecting together, mobilising and demanding action from their leaders.”

Hadiza Bela Usman (Bring Back Our Girls leader in Nigeria) says: “Youth from around the world, whether it is Pakistan, Nigeria or Gaza, are coming together and sending the world a message. Together we can create a movement no government, politicians or leader can ignore. It is time to rise up for education”.

Peter Vesterbacka (Rovio and Angry Birds) says: “Things have changed. Young people are able to connect with each other like never before. They are mobilising and saying that an attack on one school is an attack on all schools. There is a powerful movement emerging and it is being supported by creative and innovate businesses and individuals”.

Isha Sesay (CNN) says: “We have seen powerful movements emerge after attacks on schools and school children in specific countries. We are now seeing young people link these together and seeing this as an attack on all children.”

Chernor Bah, co-founder of A World at School and youth activist, is leading the young people in their campaign. He says: “Around the world, from Pakistan to Nigeria, Syria to Gaza, we’re starting to connect. To rise up and demand action. Education is our right, no matter who we are or where we’re born. And no child in the world should be denied it.”

Campaigner and A World at School co-founder Sarah Brown says: “Education saves lives. Those with at least a basic education, earn more, they and their children are healthier and have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the stability of their communities and growth of their economies. We have an urgent deadline between now and the end of 2015 to bring about real change. Leaders must keep their promise and respond urgently with the financial investments and political commitments needed to get every child in to school.”

UN Special Envoy for Youth Ahmad Alhendawi "Young leaders from more than 85 countries are launching a global call to action - the #UpForSchool petition. We must do everything we can to support these young people as they mobilise together around the world. Join us. Stand #UpForSchool" 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A "Tip of the Week" To Share Courtesy of the Success Magazine's Darren Hardy :-)

This channel was launched to reflect upon Education & the Journey.  Part of this is to share on an on-going basis tips, techniques & ideas to help elevate the level of discourse and insure a sense of thought and purpose.  What Darren Hardy Does daily is in this spirit--and his latest "Daily Mentoring" underscored this:

Action for Today:
Take one bad habit and one good habit you thought about on Tuesday.
Write them down if you haven’t already.
Now take that piece of paper and throughout the day, every time you do each habit, put a tally mark next to it.
At the end of the day, look at your piece of paper.
How hard was it to not do the bad habit?
And the good one?   

The Ultimate objective is to  live up to Camus' can be possible:    

Sunrise Inspiration from
“But what is happiness except the simple
harmony between a person and life they lead.
Albert Camus

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thought 4 the Week: On #Apple & The Essence of it All

Charlie Rose had a very very insightful conversation with Tim Cook, Apple's CEO (which is available on Bloomberg's Website).      This is as Apple has announced record orders for its' iPhone 6 pre-orders and the big day of September 19 emerges.

Although comments on it will be released in the "Visions" Channel here in "outsiders' later this week, what was striking was how Tim Cook remembered Steve Jobs as a Mentor and a Teacher.   Tim Cook also reflected upon Steve Jobs as a Visionary and how he lived up to this admonition from Walt Disney (Courtesy of the Team @ SimpleTruths) that has done so much to transform lives as we know it--Why A sense of the possible in pursuing the "Education Road" is ever so crucial:

Sunrise Inspiration from
All our dreams can come true if we
have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A "View of the Week": On the State of Education Around the World Today

OECD has just reported on the state of Education today:

An "Outsiders" Newsflash: A Wonderful Opportunity For Scholars thru Dream.Us


While on the "Grid" this morning, I saw this from the Chairman of Graham Holdings, Don Graham:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

View of the Week: On the Start of the New School Year :-)

The new school year has started.     It was an exciting week as things got under way.   I was gratified when I got word that a Google Chromebook I had contributed through the Orange County Register's School Laptop Program was received.

It is also bound to be an interesting as the debate ensues over Common Core and the very nature of Education itself.   It was epitomized by this view from one of the leading lights of Venture Capital in Silicon Valley: 
mikepouraryanMike Pouraryan saw this and thought of you!
Kleiner Perkins@kpcb
MUST READ! - "Smart Phones for Smart Kids" - New op-ed by @johndoerr on future of
04:22 PM - 22 Aug 14

I shared it with a few of the local Educational Leaders earlier in the Week--I hope the ideas expressed is taken under advisement.      

As we look ahead, some timely thoughts are ever so crucial for all--lessons to be learnt for sure from key business leaders in our midst today.     This is as teachers are out there on the firing line daily and what was featured by TED was an example of what was within the realm of the possible and inspiring:


8 inspiring teachers

Need a boost to start the school year? Meet 8 classroom teachers with great ideas to try. Watch »
8 talks • Total time 1:23:30 

What Jane Goodal reminded us wa simple:   It is up to us!!!

“What you do makes a difference,
and you have to decide
what kind of difference
you want to make.”
~ Jane Goodall

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thought 4 the Week: Courtesy of the Team @ The John Maxwell Organization

Today's Word of the Day
Dear Friend,
It is so nice to begin the day together. Today’s ... A Minute with Maxwell video message is ready for you along with a weekend challenge!

Click the image, watch the video, leave us your comments and then pass it along to others, and together we can enrich the world. Enjoy!
Your friend,
John C. Maxwell

Click Here to Play Video
Inspire someone else by sharing today's message.