xviii, 334 pages ; 25 cm
Collete Davis : life in the fast lane -- Bamidele Onibalusi : getting started making money online -- Daniel Brusilovsky : how founding "Teens in Tech" when I was fifteen changed my life forever -- Andrew Aude : Apple, house parties, and leaving Wisconsin -- Tyler Arnold : the most unusual word for an entrepreneur -- Emmanuel Nyame : how it all started...and how you can start, too -- Edward Lando : my 500-hour summer -- Kirill Chekanov : making your passion your lifestyle -- Adib Ayay : curbing poverty -- Zoe Wolszon : finding your camp half-blood -- Charlotte Bravin-Lee : the importance of the teen voice -- Jaxson Khan : making students partners in education -- Safeer Mohiuddin : selling $100,000 worth of iPhones -- Joe Previte : from a cold e-mail to an internship in San Francisco -- Alexandra A. Saba : on vulnerability and finding one's way -- Dau Jok : strive to thrive -- Buntu Redempter : how genocide in Burundi bred a global innovator -- Darby Schumacher : I am Miss Metropolitan, and I am good enough -- Jasmine Gao : on losing and dropping out -- Madison Maxey : skating on Californian hills -- Noah Centineo : what Hollywood, In-N-Out Burger, and Parkour taught me about taking risks -- Anwit Adhikari : perpetual energy -- Michelle Lynn : what does it take to make it in Hollywood? -- Vijay Manohar : bridging the digital divide -- Zoe Mesnik-Greene : what's a smile worth to you? -- Alpha Barrie : turning gangsters into anti-drug advocates -- Brandon Wang : on flying -- Daniel Ahmadizadeh : connecting flights, stories and experiences...this is who we are -- Kevin Breel : what do you do? -- Samuel Mikulak : my road to the Olympics in London 2012 -- Kristen Powers : I lost my mom, but gained a purpose -- Alex Jeffery : find your gift, give your gift! -- Ryan Orbuch : the day we beat out angry birds on the app store -- Caine Monroy : my arcade -- Payal Lal : that's it! -- Patrick Lung : we are all better together -- Ben Lang : bad breakups -- Brittany McMillan : saving thousands of lives (and inspiring millions) through Spirit Day -- Erik N. Martin : anorexia nervosa and Abraham Lincoln -- Ash Bhat : why try if you're going to fail? -- Ariel Hsing : rallying my way to the Olympics -- Stephen Ou : my journey before programming -- Corey Freeman : I'm black, lesbian, female, college dropout, OCD, internet entrepreneur -- Conrad Farnsworth : Farnsworth faces his fate of fusion -- Mohnish Soundararajan : what khakis and cookie flavors taught me about life -- Javier Sandoval : what I learned from the seventy-something-year-old bachelor -- Michael Costigan : how I'm turning my audience into a platform -- Peter Solway : what competing for a tennis grand slam taught me about character -- Fletcher Richman : "the startup of you" as a student -- Brett Neese : I could have run away...but I didn't -- Nick Liow : the stereotype of a socially awkward programmer -- Victoria Chok : choices -- Tessa Zimmerman : the three lessons for success -- Romain Vakilitabar : lessons learned from surviving in the Saharan Desert -- Zak Kukoff : five minutes -- Arshdeep Sidhu : running with opportunities -- Aaron Kleinert : finding balance as a highly recruited student athlete -- Christopher Pruijsen : birth and rebirth as a burner...it took a while to get home -- Eric Arellano : one drop in a slow ocean -- Jack Andraka : just imagine what you could do -- Simon Burns : what is the definition of success? -- Cam Perron : stepping to the big leagues -- Tallia Storm : discoveryourstorm -- Taylor Amarel : with pride and humility -- Micaela Chapa : how I lost 165 pounds and saved my own life -- Pulkit Jaiswal : being fired from your own company -- Paige McKenzie : adorkable -- Mariah Spears : when you become stagnant, you die -- Tyné Angela Freeman : the keys to success in music and life -- Lou Wegner : how hundreds of kids have saved thousands of animals -- Olivia Bouler : saving the Gulf -- Vanessa Restrepo Schild : a seventeen-year-old scientist -- Leora Friedman : writing the lyrics to a little girl's dream -- Karan Kashyap : Mikey's run -- Siouxsie Dow
"Of the roughly 6.97 billion people on Earth today, approximately 2 billion of them are under 20 years old. Millennials have a lot of reputations these days, but powerful, smart, and affective are not usually the adjectives used to describe them. Jared Kleinert and Stacey Ferreira want to change that and empower these young people to follow their dreams, set goals, and achieve success. Both young successful entrepreneurs themselves, they believe in breaking down age barriers to make a difference. Jared, best-known as the Founder and CEO of Synergist, and Stacey, best-known as the Co-Founder of MySocialCloud.com met in 2012 at the Under 20 Thiel Fellowship Summit. After speaking with their equally impressive peers, they realized that these 2 billion young voices have inspiring stories to share with the world and they wanted to bring them to life through 2 Billion Under 20. Jared and Stacey also decided to start an online community, www.2BillionUnder20.com where young people could help each other grow and develop their dreams into reality. They've curated an anthology of amazing stories from their peers. Contributors like Paige McKenzie who started her own YouTube channel at the age of 16 that now has more than 55 million views and Jack Andraka who created an early detection Pancreatic cancer test at age 14 have joined forces to show the world that age is just a number"-- Provided by publisher.
Two billion under twenty