The insights and strategies in Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi are essential to mastering happiness, focus, performance, mastery, and mindfulness. This book helped me successfully make the transition to teacher, coach, and entrepreneur.
While building my new business, I realized I was thinking too strategically for my own good. It was slowing me down and I wasn’t even enjoying the process. Then I remembered the #1 lesson I teach aspiring entrepreneurs.
Did you just experience a failed minimal viable product? There may be a way to save a minimal viable experiment failure and find a new business in the rubble. Success often hides where you least expect it.
Have you ever come across a product or service that you had the idea for months or years ago? Learn how to take your own ideas from concept to creation.
The term “startup” is sometimes used too loosely and liberally. Let’s consider the definitions of two respected authorities in the startup world and decide once and for all, what a startup is.
Startup Weekend EDU took over Florida International University and brought together one of the most diverse group of people to hack away at problems in education and learn how to take any idea from concept to creation. The weekend was nothing short of magical!
What if artificial intelligence partnered with entrepreneurs, to validate ideas, hypotheses, and assumptions by conducting a study of all of the information in the world on those topics? That is, crawl the Internet for every related attempt, study, write-up, article, interview, company, etc. and draw insights and conclusions to a high level of statistical significance.
What if school opened at 5am and closed at midnight? What if student participated in activities other than class? What if local entrepreneurs also used the space at night as a collaborative working space? What if they became mentors to high school students? What if they became collaborators? What if they became partners? What if working together they started new businesses? And what if along the way, all of this inspired and motivated students to master all of the state-mandated content because in comparison it just seemed so easy? In this post, I discuss all of this and pose other questions.