Scott Smith and Military Heroes
LITTLE TURTLE–I wrote about him in IBD but don’t have a copy; attaching the chapter in Extraordinary People
I think it’s fair to say that most listeners have never heard of him, yet you say he was the most successful American Indian leader of all in fighting the Americans–why has he been forgotten?
How did he rise to leading the Miami tribe that was in Ohio and Indiana?
His claim to fame is inflicting the greatest defeat on the US Army by natives at the Battle of the Wabash–tell us about it.
How did he fare once peace was made?
BUFFALO BILL CODY
Everyone has heard of him, but few know any details–how did he get his nickname?
You say he became world famous because of his wild west show–what was it like?
How did he manage to travel to Europe with all those animals, not to mention the hundreds of cast members?
You say he’s one of the most important admirals in US history, but few have ever heard of him. How did he rise to that position?
He should be remembered for the Battle of Midway–tell us why he didn’t get credit/
What did he do during the rest of the war?
SIR ALAN BROOKE
He was Churchill’s chief military advisor. How did he rise to that position?
What were his most important contributions once he became the head of the British delegation to the Combined Chiefs of Staff?
What happened to him after the war?
Yesterday, Nihar Suthar interviewed Ivo Degn on Incito. After being frustrated with formal education, Ivo left high school and hardly unpacked his backpack for more than half a year. He adventured around the world, and soon stumbled upon Knowmads Business School Amsterdam. He followed the one year program there. Doing so changed his life profoundly. He left Knowmads, convinced that more education of that kind should be available around the world.
Ivo provided two great pieces of advice yesterday:
- Always question everything. Ivo kept asking his teachers in school how memorizing theories and vocabulary was going to help him in real life. They didn’t have a good answer for him. Instead, they told him to “shut up and sit down.” As a result, Ivo took it into his own hands to find the answers to his questions. He packed his backpack and left to travel the world (with minimal money). This is how he discovered alternate sources of education. He found an education model where students could learn through experiences. It was a great fit for him, and he was unaware such a model ever existed. Ivo would have never found the answer to his question if he hadn’t taken the initiative to search for it. Thus, always ask questions, and seek out the answers.
- Never stop learning. Ivo pointed out that learning doesn’t stop once you leave school. Use everything in life as a learning experience. Ivo arguably learned more from his travels than his peers did in the classroom. He has failed too many times to count. Keep learning, and keep growing.
Ivo has never earned a formal degree or worked a 9 to 5 job.
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