Yesterday, Pathways students had the privilege of getting to listen to Thomas Friedman here on the OCCC campus. If you do not know who he is, here is the fast description listed by Wikipedia:
“Thomas Loren Friedman is an American journalist, author, and three time Pulitzer Prize winner. Friedman currently writes a weekly column for The New York Times. Wikipedia”
To be honest, I knew of him, but to my knowledge I have never read anything of his. And as most people who know me, I rarely read for pleasure.
But yesterday, I was inspired!!!
Mr. Friedman spoke of his new book, specifically a section on Moore’s Law and how it relates to our world today. It was captivating!! He spoke of the exponential growth of technology and how it has changed our world today. How the year 2007 was so monumental to society but has been overlooked because of the recession of 2008. He reflected on how the golden rule should still be our guiding force. How we should embrace the new, but cling to the old.
At the end of the lecture, they had question and answer time. One patron asked, “With all your knowledge of the world and inside information, have you used that to make investments?” Mr. Friedman responded with a statement saying that he was not a good investor himself, but wanted to enlighten us on who he would invest in.
Invest in companies that wake up every morning challenging the status quo. Invest in companies that don’t rely on their successes. Invest in companies that are always asking how can we make the world better.
I would like to take what he said and change it a little bit for Pathways:
Invest in schools that wake up every morning challenging the status quo. Invest in schools that don’t rely on their successes. Invest in schools that are always asking how can we make the world better.
I pray daily to seek guidance to help make Pathway Middle College one of those schools.
Thank you Mr. Friedman. I am now going to read your new book.