Change Yourself, Change the World – Serving, Receiving, Giving and Dancing – The Gift of Giving
ServiceSpace, the nonprofit founded by Nipun Mehta, that works at the intersection of gift-economy, technology, and volunteerism.
The 2013 graduating teenage class at Silicon Valley asked Nipun Mehta to speak at their graduation ceremonies. He spoke about changing the world by giving.
When the student body of an elite private school in Silicon Valley was given the chance to vote on who would give their graduation address, their first pick was Nipun Mehta. An unexpected choice for these teenagers, who belong to what Time magazine called the “Me Me Me Generation.” Mehta’s journey is the antithesis of self-serving. More than a decade ago, he walked away from a lucrative career in high-tech, to explore the connection between inner change and external impact. ServiceSpace, the non-profit he founded has now drawn over 450,000 members across the globe. In this electrifying address that garnered a standing ovation, Nipun calls out the paradoxical crisis of disconnection in our hyper-connected world — and offers up three powerful keys that hold the antidote.