Innovation is the cornerstone of progress, driving industries, economies, and societies forward. Recognising the importance of nurturing innovative thinking in young minds, Mike had the privilege of attending Waiuku College junior and senior assemblies and speaking to a total of 900 students.
He shared the video of the moon speech of JF Kennedy and how we all need to have big bold thinking if we are to achieve our moon-shot. JFK talked of using metals that had not even been invented at the time, just amazing, he had a vision and a dream.
Mike also shared about linear thinking vs exponential thinking and what we can become.
He emphasised that innovation is not confined to any specific field but is a mindset that can be applied across disciplines. Whether it's developing cutting-edge software or designing sustainable solutions for global challenges, the essence of innovation lies in identifying problems and envisioning creative solutions.
Mike took the audience on a journey through the creative process, highlighting the importance of curiosity, experimentation, and collaboration. He encouraged students to embrace failures as learning opportunities, emphasizing that every setback is a step closer to success.
One of the most compelling aspects of Mike's presentation was his ability to connect theoretical concepts to tangible, real-world applications. He showcased examples of startups and projects he has been involved in, demonstrating how innovative thinking has the power to disrupt traditional industries and create positive change.
Mike Marr's journey from Pukekohe to the pinnacle of global entrepreneurship is nothing short of awe-inspiring. His commitment to innovation, service, and sustainability is a beacon for aspiring entrepreneurs and change-makers worldwide. The recent presentation at Waiuku College serves as a testament to his dedication to nurturing the next generation of innovators. We look forward to witnessing the impact these young minds will undoubtedly have on the world, inspired by Mike Marr.