If we really cared about innovation...

In School

...we would let children go with their parents to work and have childcare and tutors available there.

...we would focus on helping children discover rather than on teaching them.

...we would eliminate standardized tests completely in favor of the essay, the presentation, the model.

At Work

...we would end the distinction between working and learning activities.

...we would embrace noble failures rather than worship success.

...we would work and learn in whatever setting feels natural to us.

In Our Communities

...we would make the outdoors more accessible and safe.

...we would have free, safe libraries and learning labs everywhere.

In The World

...we would unlock the data and use it - to end poverty, sickness, inequality and social repression.


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.