Anat Admati, Finance and Economics Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, felt the need to take on the banking industry as she watched it collapse around us. An article about Anat from the Stanford Business School tells us how she felt the need to stand up for her values and began to speak out about what she thought was wrong. In her pursuit of making a difference she found that "any entrenched problem, whether local, national, or global, could be changed through the involvement of greater numbers of people".
The idea that people can change the world has been voiced before. Steve Jobs discussed this topic and said Apple's core value was that people with passion can change the world. And he also said people who think they can change the world, usually do. And that's of course what Steve Jobs did. These two approaches, putting a lot of people on an idea to get results, or applying a lot of passion to get results, are both good examples of how we can effect change in the world around us. "People" and "Passion" - a good recipe for success.