I gave a talk at a middle school in Brooklyn today. It was kind of like career day, but they pull in random folks from all over the place. I was “startup guy” (the guy last week was VP, Some Big Bank). Anyway, some of the questions I got from kids…
Do you like World of Warcraft?
What college did you go to?
Who’s your favorite basketball player?
Why don’t you like Allen Iverson?
Have you seen the iPad?
Were you good in school?
What was your favorite subject in school?
Have you been on TV?
Did you win at Family Feud?
How much money did you win?
How old are you?
Are you rich?
Have you every met anyone famous?
Have you ever met Bill Gates?
Do you know the guy who made the Sidekick?
Have you met any hip hop stars?
Why would you run around in a Pac Man costume?
What do you do besides work?
Can you really see Jupiter’s moons with binoculars?
… Anyway, highly recommended (and pretty fun). I think I connected w/ some of them (“teach yourself things you don’t know”, “don’t let people tell you your ideas are dumb”, “if you keep plugging away at the things you think are interesting, good things will happen”).