At 4pm last night in NYC’s Lincoln Center, a packed auditorium waves flags, cheered, and impatiently waited for Microsoft’s Jon Perera, General Manager of the Education Group, to take the stage and kick off the finals. The U.S.A. teams, sitting together next to Microsoft executives’ stage left, waved the American flag and had expressions of anticipation, hope, and inspiration. (Please visit the site to view this video) The stage opened to an actor, who gave an inspiring monologue starting with the fact that seven billion people are in the world today, and it was only ...read more