Says Who? : from imitator to innovator – and what’s math got to do with it?
"Says Who?" is an inspirational book about mathematics and following your own path in life, not necessarily the advice of people. Farid Papoli was studying Engineering Physics at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden in 2005 when he founded the non-profit organization Intize. In less than a year the initiative led to a government decision in Norway. The mathematics mentorship model is now being implemented by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise nation-wide, which recently won the international 2010 Global Best Award in the category Developing the Future Workforce. Since 2007 Farid has worked as an educational consultant, delivering thousands of inspirational talks and workshops to more than 80,000 people of all ages and backgrounds in 22 countries. As a result of Mathivation World Tour 2009, Farid established a Mathivation Center at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand.