by: Megan McLean
Have you ever walked into a room and scoped it out to get a feel for it? You walk in, quickly skim and glance over the people and make your preconceived notion of how the day or night of the event will be. Typically, it’s based on the attendees’ style of dress, body language, event decor, and overall vibe that let you know if you’ll be inspired or bored out of your mind. But have you ever walked into a room and mentally saw a room full of ideas? To know that everyone in the room has a budding idea that could possibly be the next cure, the next major Tech giant, or latest invention that will change mankind in our era. If you have not, then it’s a given you’ve never been to Charlotte Start-Up Weekend.
“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.”
Let’s be honest, if Library Day was your favorite day in elementary school, then your childhood never experienced a dull moment. From book fairs, reading time on the carpet with your librarian, and competing with classmates in gaining Accelerated Reading (AR) points, the Library was THE hotspot for creating imaginative and creatively brilliant minds. Even our friend, from PBS kids’ hit-show, Arthur had us hype singing and dancing to get us to visit our school andlocal libraries. (more…)
“‘We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure—all your life…One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.” –John W. Garder (more…)