Leadership Exchange has been pretty cool. I think one of the most standout elements of the program is that it’s not just an exchange program where you go to class and write a couple of essays. It’s all about applied work and learning through experience. It pushes you out of you comfort zone by literally talking to people on the street and asking them what they think of your idea. It teaches you skills necessary to be a successful entrepreneur and in my opinion you can only learn those skills by actually doing it. One of the standout moments for me was attending one of the speaker events sponsored by Google. The Speaker was the founder of a company that invented Biometric (fingerprint) recognition. His company was one of two companies Apple.inc has ever acquired and is now called Touch id… Sound familiar?
Another really great part of the program was making heaps of friends. You get to hear the different perspectives people bring from their countries and the most exciting part is hearing their ideas. Some are YouTube stars, self-made entrepreneurs, have a few years of corporate experience or just a humble student wanting to learn more. The diversity in the program is great and it’s an experience that will stay with me for a lifetime!