#LeadYoung - Great Changemakers Start in Their Youth
The majority of Ashoka’s leading social entrepreneur Fellows started their first change experience before 20, according to two internal surveys. This pattern of early achievement also holds for the business sector: a recent study based on Linkedin data for all professionals (400 million or 66% of total professionals) found that those who signaled they started something noteworthy in their teens are 4 times more likely to be entrepreneurs and 4 times more likely to be a top corporate (C-level) executives.
The rate of change is accelerating exponentially. The new game is change. These are the facts. When anyone builds a team now, they need everyone on it to be ready to play in this game, i.e. to be a skilled changemaker. A hundred years ago, accelerating change had reached the point that society needed everyone to be literate. Now it needs everyone to be a changemaker. It needs every young person, parent, and educator to grasp this new paradigm for success in growing up – and in life. Young people had better be practicing having an idea, building a team, and changing the world now to be a valued player at any level tomorrow.Hi!