CAN THE VIGILANCE OF A 16-YEAR-OLD HELP SWAY THE POWERS OF OUR PLANET?
Last week, the unique conference called Brilliant Minds took place in what its founders call the capital of creativity, Stockholm. The yearly event aims to scale “Swedish values,” rooted in openness, transparency, equality and social responsibility, and marry them with the spirit of the entrepreneur— a fearless, free and results-driven mindset— in order to convene great people to do great things for a world.
Although inclusivity and openness are inscribed goals for the foundation, the event itself is far from an easy ticket. Actually, you can’t buy one to get in; tickets are not for sale at any price.
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“You are the people who can affect change. Future generations count on you.”
“Don’t let us down.”
Less than one year ago, the girl in question was sitting at her local high school unable to shake her worries about rising global temperatures—desperately trying to figure out ways to get Swedish lawmakers to take notice of what in her mind is today’s most urgent challenge, climate change.
“Save the world by changing the rules.”
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