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What If Entrepreneurship Can Be Used to Help NCAA Athletes Achieve More?

Matt Murrie | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

There are 351 Division I schools with men's and women's basketball teams, yet there are only 30 NBA teams and 12 WNBA teams. There are 120 Division I ...

What If What We Studied Had Global Impact?

Matt Murrie | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if, in order to overcome the biggest problems we're facing, we need a two-pronged attack that places greater emphasis on interdisciplinary thought and experiential learning as opposed to rigid disciplines and lectures?

What If We All Had Superpowers?

Matt Murrie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who didn't spend their childhood wondering what it would be like to fly through the air, shoot lasers from your eyes, or read people's minds? But what...

What If Technology Has Killed Privacy?

Matt Murrie | Posted 12.20.2013 | Technology
Matt Murrie

What if Santa Claus isn't the only one who knows if you've been naughty or nice last year? As much as the technology that powers our mobile devices ca...

What If Toys Are the New Textbooks?

Matt Murrie | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
Matt Murrie

Aside from potentially making learning fun (heaven forbid), it turns out toys can teach us a lot that we should be learning, but our antiquated systems of education are failing miserably to provide.

'What If?': The Big Question

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.01.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I began writing Love Gone Mad with that What if? premise in mind. Soon, more complexities, complications and permutations evolved, so by the novel's third draft, the plotline went far beyond the initial What if?

What If Kids Did the Darndest Things?

Matt Murrie | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

"We beat out the ability of our children to dream."

What If Big Things Come in littleBits?

Matt Murrie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Quirky now has some stiff competition in the running for my favorite young business. Both Quirky and littleBits consistently create new highs in innovation by pushing consumers and producers forward as they capitalize on and validate the curiosity of their customers.

What If @ BIF?

Matt Murrie | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Every September, BIF puts on a summit to bring together innovators, inspirers, and instigators to have random collisions, "think transformation, and try more stuff."

What If Empowering Single Women Could Educate Entire Generations?

Matt Murrie | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Today, I'd like to share just how far Rai and his foundation have traveled in just under four months, all by taking a single question and turning it into a transformative action that will impact the lives of individuals and communities for years to come.

What if School Were Out Forever?

Matt Murrie | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

From the work and ideas the movers and makers at IDEC 2013 are developing, you can see for yourself how it may not be a question of what if schools become extinct, but when.

What If There Were No Religion?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Religion, what is it good for? Depends on whom you ask -- and the question you ask them. There seems to be almost as many different perspectives with ...

What If I'm Wrong?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who is Ethan Porter? According to Ethan, he is: a Philosopher of Science, Professor of Darkness, Harbinger of Despair, and (among plenty of other thin...

What If You're Wearing Big, Ugly Glasses

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if we're all missing out on so much there is between us based on what we think, or want to see instead of what's really there?

What if We Were All Poets?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Caroline Slavin's question is a little tough to see, but that's ok; her words were crafted to be heard. Her thoughts are to be activated, not gazed upon.

What if Women Were in Charge?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

A fresh coat of pink paint on government buildings and fighter jets that fire lip gloss? An end to war? Even if your reaction isn't as specific (or ridiculous) as any of those, whenever this question is asked, the honest reactions tend to be that of overwhelming fear or celebration.

What If There Were Lions in America?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if there were lions in America? No, I'm not joking, and neither was Josh Kling when he asked, "What If We Could Bring Back Extant Species" at the last What If...? Conference.

What Is What If...?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

If questions are asked, but no one is there to hear them, are they still really being asked? What if the power of a question, and the individual askin...

What If We Embraced Edupreneurship as a Transformative Force?

Matt Murrie | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Usually when I speak or write about edupreneurship to others, I'm immediately corrected: you mean entrepreneurship. Then begins the long explanation of what I mean by edupreneurship.

What If Ideas Weren't a 'Dime a Dozen'?

Matt Murrie | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if we stopped believing it's only those who work the hardest who bring their ideas to life -- and start admitting it's typically those with the fewest barriers to cross who end up executing the most?

What If Your Socks Didn't Match?

Matt Murrie | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Ripples are interesting. They only get bigger -- until they reach their limits. Most mornings, socks are the first pebble I drop into the ocean of my day.

What If We All Lived With an Immigrant Spirit?

Matt Murrie | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Perhaps the greatest benefit of working with international students is that I get a constant reminder of what it's like to be "new." These students ar...

What If Swallowing Your Pride Could Expand Your Soul?

Matt Murrie | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if we didn't have to work at places and in situations in which we were forced to swallow our pride in order to keep (or advance in) our jobs?

What If We Were All Manufacturers?

Matt Murrie | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if there were only one word to describe your level of satisfaction with whatever it was you did to provide yourself with income? What if that word was, awesome?

The Potent Power Of Asking 'What If..?'

Laura Kray | Posted 04.03.2013 | TED Weekends
Laura Kray

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoAre you ready to go down the rabbit hole of possibilities with your own life? Start with a moment from your past in which rapid, intense, and clear change occurred. Now, thoughtfully consider who you would be today if the turning point incident had never occurred.