We moved our class blog, made it fancy, and even included videos and photo galleries!
I noticed that everyone was very excited
“just a sneaky way of assigning more homework”
Yeah, we love you too… (!)
If you’re a student in Sao Paulo or Belo Horizonte, you should have your username and password by now. Check in with your section teacher if you don’t, or if you have any administrative questions.
This space becomes a vintage memorial for our first school’s classes, and will be a good reference point as we pop up in other cities and countries.
Be well. Um forte abraço,
Middle of Month Surprise!
Yes, we’ve been warning you…
We’re working on Public Speaking this week!
Step #1. Read this: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/13/tales-trash
Step #2. Get ready to move around in class, and bring your dramatic game face.
Question of the year: What skills do I need to go where I want to be?
Draw road maps, design a presentation, or just talk about your personal expectations for 2015.
Remember – this is NOT to scare you !!
NOT WHAT WE WANT
We just thought you’d enjoy talking about your own selves for a bit. Doesn’t everyone? 😉
See you next time!
..this makes everyone laugh.
Institutions On My Mind
Today let’s discuss what business statistics can tell us about the state of our firms, and how certain we feel about the data that can make our product and outreach better.
3 practices that help us all handle the in-flow of information that we have on how our businesses are doing
= 3 EASY PRACTICES THAT HELP US SURVIVE
1. Rank all incoming data according to:
[VERY HELPFUL and FULLY CERTAIN]
[GOOD TO KNOW AND PROBABLY TRUE]
[NOT ACTIONABLE BECAUSE WE CAN NEVER JUDGE IF TRUE OR TESTABLE]
2. Do long term planning once a month and medium term planning once a week.
No, really. I stick to this 80% of the time.
When I falter, it’s because I prioritized going to dance class or running at the gym.
When I falter, it’s because I punished myself by going to run at the gym.
3. When overwhelmed, I gather the group and say:
BASED ON ALL THE INFORMATION WE HAVE GATHERED THUS FAR…. WE DON’T KNOW.
We’ll talk about your best practices next time. 🙂
Rio came in at #7. Here’s the reason why, according to the website:
Many cities in Brazil have very high crime rates, and some are more dangerous than Rio de Janeiro. Yet since Rio is by far the most popular tourist destination in Brazil, it’s worth focusing on here. Rio is actually safer than it was a decade ago, but street crimes are still common in many areas, especially at night. It’s possible to enjoy the resorts and beaches of this city, but common sense precautions should be taken.
To see who came in at #1, click here:
At first, everyone quiet, fidgety. Maybe no one knew where to start.
But once we opened the proverbial box, the flow of suggested needs didn’t stop:
Access to cash, credit
Support network of friends, peers, colleagues and mentors
Guides to bureaucratic systems
Information on supply chains
Information on transportation options
Information on industry
Information on everything
…and so on.
We’re thinking about what we can do to help more. Open to ideas from everyone!
Sending everyone good thoughts this weekend! 🙂