There are so many various tasks and challenges on the way to building a startup that if the people involved stay within only set roles then the startup is bound to fail.
I think a common misconception about collaboration is that it’s the individual who has to make sacrifices for the good of the team. But now I’m questioning that.
On February 23 we had our second trade fair. This time our course had a large tent set up in the middle of Eden Street walk, which is in Kingston Upon Thames town center. This environment was definitely less “safe” than the first trade fair. This time we were selling to complete strangers, people who … Continue reading Eden Street Here We Come
If it’s a good idea, someone else will probably have it too. This is one of the concepts discussed in a podcast I listened to. Here the narrators discuss the fears that keep people from looking into products similar to their own; they don’t want to steal an idea, or they don’t want to lose … Continue reading Taking Inspiration From Competitors
Our first trade fair took place in the atrium of the Kingston Business School; this is probably the safest place to try to sell a product because we were surrounded by our classmates and our customers were staff and students from the Kingston community. Safe means easy right? Wrong. Once again the semester of Design … Continue reading Sell or Sink – Our First Trade Fair
For our in-class discussion/debate about project management we started with the question of what is a project? Since this is such a broad, encompassing term It was hard to come up with a working definition instead of just throwing out project related terms like time management, collaboration, designing a product, etc. So I went back … Continue reading Project Management and Issues
For our Experiencing the Creative Industries module we have the opportunity (and the challenge) of entering the D&AD New Blood Awards competition. Our task is to choose a brief put forth by a company and submit our solution to the contest. There are 19 briefs to choose from, which seemed overwhelming at first but I … Continue reading Choosing a Brief