Minter Dialogue with Claire Boonstra

Claire Boonstra is a Dutch entrepreneur, who co-founded the acclaimed Layar, the augmented reality mobile platform that was sold to Blippar in 2014. Among a long string of accolades and titles, including Top 50 Most Influential Woman in Tech, Claire is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. In 2012, Claire founded Operation Education, a non-profit organization enabling educational leaders to lead the change. In this conversation with Claire, we discuss the amazing WWII story that united us, her founder story and lessons learned at Layar, the value of emotions and, most saliently, her mission to transform education. A powerful purpose.

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To connect with Claire Boonstra:

You can find Claire Boonstra on Twitter: @clairebooYou can send an email to Claire Boonstra hereClaire Boonstra on LinkedinOperation Education Global on Facebook

Sites mentioned:

Claire’s 2012 TEDx speech – On the shift to value-centered educationLayar – Interactive Print [old site]Ricardo Semler TED Global speech


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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign-off music is “A Convinced Man,” a song I co-wrote and recorded with Stephanie Singer back in the late 1980s (please excuse the quality of the sound!).

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