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How hitchhiking gave me hope for humanity

Check out this inspirational TEDx talk from SpunOut founder Ruairi Mc Kiernan

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Recently, our good friend and founder Ruairí Mc Kiernan gave a TEDx talk which we think may resonate with you. Ruairí founded SpunOut at the age of 26 and was at the helm for 8 years. He then went on to become a member of the Council of State, an advisory body to the President of Ireland. In his talk he talks about feeling lost and not knowing what to do with his life, he also talks about hitch-hiking around Ireland asking people for their views on the country. Check out his inspirational TEDx talk below:

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Published March 7th2016
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