A Dawn Of New Game Changers

Last week, I found myself in some truly great company: Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Sean Penn (actor and activist), Anderson Cooper (CNN), New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Joe Scarborough (MSNBC), Geoffrey Canada (Harlem Children’s Zone) and more.

We were all gathered as a result of The Huffington Post Game Changers— Arianna Huffington hosted a celebration for the 100 game changers in New York City.
UoPeople’s work received a lot of support at the event. I particularly enjoyed talking with Sean Penn who, like UoPeople, is currently doing a lot of good work in Haiti. Sean is helping tens of thousands of citizens through the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Sean immediately showed interest in our soon to be launched program in Haiti (at the end of November) to improve access to higher education. My hope is that we will one day coordinate our efforts to create even greater impact on the nation.

Aside from all of the inspirational people I met, I also saw that anyone, in any field and from any background can “change the game.” Chefs focused on sustainability and 8-year old sportsperson and amputee Catherine Hughes were just as inspiring as more famous names, such as Steve Jobs (Apple) and rapper Jay-Z.

This just proves that anyone and everyone can and should be a game changer. If you could change the game in any way, what would you do?


About President Shai Reshef

Starting in 1989, Shai Reshef served as chairman of the Kidum Group, a test preparation company, which he sold in 2005 to Kaplan, one of the world’s largest education companies. While chairman of Kidum, he built an online university affiliated with the University of Liverpool, enrolling students from more than 100 countries; that business was sold to Laureate, another large for-profit education company, in 2004. A vessel for universal higher education, UoPeople has the enormous potential to function as a global stimulus package, reaching even the most remote and poorest places on earth. Our ultimate mission is to democratize higher education and, if the past two years are any indication, this is not merely a pipe dream.
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1 Response to A Dawn Of New Game Changers

  1. Interestingly i realy enjoy a dawn of a new game…

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