Participants have had an influx of inspiration and knowledge. We have summarised some of the greatest bits of wisdom from the speakers so far.
Shaka Sisulu - Public speaker, social entrepreneur, social-activist, writer
“A lot of social entrepreneurs are uneasy about making money, but it’s a really important issue.”
Andy Walshe - Red Bull’s Director of High Performance
“An extraordinary team is made up out if extraordinary individuals.”
“Taking the time to step back, assess the information and think about the problem before you solve it, will make solving the problem easier.”
“If you’re doing something that has never been done before, you have to prepare for failure. By default you will make mistakes. If you don’t fail, you’re not pushing it out there.”
Ariane de Bonvoisin - Author, speaker, entrepreneur and an expert on change
“Use your intuition. Let go of your preconceived ideas, beliefs and stories you have heard when making a decision.”
“The 5 people you spend most of your time with, is the person you will become.”
“People who are good at change, are very open minded. They are not attached to things. Be flexible and go with how you see things are going.”
“Start small, it’s the small details that make the difference.”
We’re only 4 days into the Academy. So much more learning awaits!