Shining A Light On Those Who Are Changing The World

It isn’t every day that an idea is born to then take shape and create something brilliant. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Most ideas have a shelf life of seconds and then fizzle into the abyss of fear and self doubt. Other priorities swoop in to take precedent and leave what might have been to be nothing more than lyrics in a song.

However, every so often we catch a glimpse of bravery that rarely exists anymore when the few decide to run with their ideas, ignoring the uncertainty that surrounds them to pursue what could be. These visionaries recognize what could be created when the right amount of elbow grease meets ample passion, market demand and a sprinkle of good luck.

While we all know the heroes, the Gates, Jobs, Zuckerbergs as well as some of the other pioneers of technology, there are so many that are making changes large and small that go unnoticed. Though their contributions may be great, their accomplishments often go unrecognized.

We call these people the game changers. Born on technology, fueled by passion and driven by an overwhelming desire to make the world just a little bit better, we seek to introduce the world to a few new faces that are doing special things with the power of technology.

Each month, we will seek out someone with a story that must be told andlet the entrepreneurs, community builders and world-changers take it from there.

Welcome to the next generation of leadership where innovation meets global perspective and the stories are shared directly by those who have written them.

Check out this preview of our first episode of Born on Technology where we sit down face to face with USTREAM founder and CEO Brad Hunstable and learn a little bit about how Brad set out to change the way we connect and communicate by realizing the full power of streaming video.

This post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet. I’ve been compensated to contribute to this program, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.

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Daniel Newman

Founder and President at Broadsuite, Inc.
After 12 years of running technology companies including a CEO appointment at the age of 28, I traded the corner office for a chance to drive the discussion on how the digital economy is going to forever change the way business is done. I'm an MBA, adjunct business professor and 4x author of best-selling business books including "The Millennial CEO" and "The New Rules of Customer Engagement." Pianist, soccer fan, husband and father, not in that order. Oh and for work...I'm the co-founder of V3B [Broadsuite], a marketing firm specializing in the digital space, helping companies be found, seen and heard in a cluttered digital world.
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