Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, at his Stanford University commencement speech in June 2005, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself.

He talks about how you cannot connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards –  much like Søren Kierkegaard’s philosophy that: “Life can only be understood backward. It must be lived forward.

His anecdotes point to simple advice to: Find and do what you love, and never settle for less. And always to remember two basic truths:

  1. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
  2. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

Joseph Kony

The KONY 2012 campaign started as an experiment. Could an online video make an obscure war criminal famous? And if he was famous, would the world work together to stop him? Or would it let him remain at large?

The experiment yielded the fastest growing viral video of all time.  3.7 million people pledged their support for efforts to arrest Joseph Kony.

Thousands rallied in Washington, DC and the KONY 2012 Global Summit on the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) brought together seven leaders from international institutions and the affected region to talk about what they are doing to stop Joseph Kony and his rebel army.

The KONY 2012 experiment sparked more international activity focused on stopping the LRA than ever before. But Kony is still out there.

Kony 2012 is the fastest growing viral video in history.