Connect the dots looking backwards, not looking backward. Just trust that what you do will connect, that what you do is relevant, and what you do will impact you beneficially.
Love what you do. Do not lose faith in the things you believe in, find a way to push yourself forward. Do not settle, it might be the hardest thing, but do not stop until you finally find something you love to do.
Follow your heart, do what you would do in the last day of your life.
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Even though the lesson might seem to be on simplicity and how to use a paper towel, something that will in some way mark in your head to reduce the use of paper, we can receive a different message.
The simplicity in the talk, the way it is spoken and led is vital for the user to stick with the idea in his hand.
First, repetition of the same concept for multiple times. Then, actually testing the concept. Finally, the way he uses facts and tells funny anecdotes make people stay in tune and view him with a different way, with more will to follow his advice.
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After having had the second group book talk of The Secret of the Seven Seeds, we have reflected in depth and made great connections from the book to our daily lives, changing our normal routine to experiment different techniques the novel offers to enjoy a peaceful life.
We might get used to great book talks, but I do not know if it is the best thing for us. I am in charge of conducting the upcoming book talk during wednesday. I've had and idea of conducting a classic and monotonous book talk, comparing it to the ones my peers did and start valuing more our work.
Our motivation to explore our thoughts after reading the book should come intrinsically, we shouldn't wait until class to hear what others thought, because it will never be the same than what you could have though.
By conducting a boring book talk without analysis, I am trying to pursue people on reflecting on their own time, to gain interest in this activity because I do think we are doing great work discussing the book. It is a great time to do so because actually all of us are engaged, but would it be convenient to do this classic book talk that doesn't lead to any thoughts, or should I continue with the beautiful work?
At this moment, I've just published my 2nd article, a detailed club-by-club preview of what's coming in the upcoming 2013/14 Premier League season. As you might now, The Break is the youth section of Peru This Week, the biggest peruvian news portal in English, which now we are managing at the Innovation Academy.
Today I didn't just published my 2nd article, but alongside other peers we learned how to publish them. Meaning the technological process you need to do to publish it. I got to publish about three articles, and I hope next week I can start publishing some of them independently.
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After more than three months sidelined, I am now fit enough to play. From this months without playing, I have learned that my love towards soccer is immense. I say this because of my willpower to resist to do somethings and because of every treatment I received because I wanted. I got 10 injections (1 of them placed at Lunahuana for 1 sol and three by someone I did not know in Punta Sal), I we t to therapy three times a week, I swam three times a week, I did some specific stretching every day and I even rubbed some egg white twice a day during the last month in the surface of my injury to provide more protein to the muscles and tendons. In these months I've noticed that my willpower is huge and that I am capable of doing things that I never thought I could.
I've ran slowly some short distances for the past week to complete my treatment, and I really excited because I am going to my first training session today after months of being sidelined.
Finally, I remark my new vision as a footballer, I now see soccer more as a coach, thanks to this injury, I've dedicated time to the analysis of football and I came up with a future potential idea to run a youth soccer team in Lima. The whole idea is behind the concept that most soccer clubs just choose the players that have the most chances to win the match, which at a general overview isn't important for the development of the sport in our country. Instead, we should develop those that have the most potential to grow and be professional footballers with chances of joining top european clubs and leading our country to a World Cup. This is just an idea, but now I think about it most of the time, and I am looking forward to conduct it when I graduate from university.
"Trello, your entire project in a single glance." Just as it said, I've just starting using Trello, a tool that enables me as a student to get all my different projects I'm working on at the moment, connect it to my friends, assign tasks and even share files. As students, we all need tools to get our stuff organised in some way, and Trello is a great resource to do so. Having a board, adding notes and tags, it just works perfectly to connect with the class and all our collaborative projects. Hopefully, this is a tool that will accelerate and improve the process of the golden circle, the way we ideate, prototype and conduct all kinds of projects impacting the whole process and the final product beneficially.
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Today, we finally published our first edition of articles in The Break. After working collaboratively with Alix Farr Carsten Korch, we managed to get our articles in the correct format and they are now online for public and out in the newsletter for more than 3,000 people.
As an author from the sports section, I wrote today about the latest transfer market updates in the most important european football teams. I'm really glad to have accomplished this, and in the future I'm looking forward to improve the way I write those and do so in a more efficient process.
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Again, another successful day working alongside learning expertise Randy Scherer. Continuing with what we did two days ago, today we built the prototypes of the most potential ideas that we had though of. In my group we worked on making QR Codes that sent people to different pages to raise awareness of our academy through our community. Our codes were directed to our Facebook page, Twitter page, Instagram page and our magazine. After bringing the prototypes to class, we made an effort on simulating their performance on an audience, and based upon that we got feedback that lead to great ideas that improve the way our product relates to the people.
We've changed the design of those, the place where they will go and even the different websites we want to send our audience to, for them to stay updated with feed instead of just reading about who we are.
From this experience, again, I remark the way this process was done. This is the most important thing I learnt today for me because I will be able to apply this in any type of project I conduct during my life, and it will definitely impact them beneficially.
Design Thinking - Stanford University
One of the most impacting school lessons I've experienced, if not the most, was lead by High Tech High teacher Randy Scherer. It was all about Design Thinking, the process of identifying problems and come up with different, responsible solutions.
The first step is to identifying your audience and what people need. Remember to judge the impact your product will have on your audience and their community. Then, ideate. Take note of every idea you have. Vote for the best ideas, no matter how difficult it is to do them. Remember that profit is not a purpose, a resultant. In our case, we came up with 100 different ideas for different news options at school. Then, we broke down into groups and each one needs to prototype one of the chosen ideas, to see how they work with your audience to be able to choose one of those correctly and continue developing one of those.
What I most want to remark is the vision. Doing things because you like, and find a way to help people. Focus in helping people and make things for your community easier and better. Improve the lifestyle of your intended audience, and this will impact positively your company. Also, dream, and try to choose one idea that has a huge potential along a time lapse, no matter how much work or budget it requires.
Remember "Know thy impact" and "Everybody knows something you don't. The minute you think you know it all, your wisdom vanishes."
Remain open to new ideas, build upon them, and make them better. Work together with people, maintain professional skills and always adapt to what your audience needs to make them happy.
When I started thinking about a moment, which I can remark as one of the most important learning experiences I have gone through, many of them come up to my head quickly. I've decided to write about a moment during a soccer match, the one I can mostly visualise and describe in detail. It all happened during SAAC soccer tournament in Quito. Our school team was playing the final against the local team, and we had no other idea in our head rather than lifting the cup. The match started, and immediately one of the most torrential rains I've seen began to fall. Each step you took along the green, perfectly cut football pitch, water jumped out of my cleats. I spent the moment with my brother, and our team who we built as a family along the trip. After going into the break being 1-0, we started the second have with the fastest pace we could. At the start of this half, we went down to 10 players and the match seemed impossible, but I never thought it was impossible. Luckily, we tied it 1-1, but after a short moment, they scored a goal, which later decided the championship. The rest of the match is history, somethings such as the decision of stopping the match because of the rains and thunders. The way I constantly visual their second goal and the moment the referee blew the final whistle are somethings that will never leave my mind. Most of my peers began crying after the match, the same moment when I began to lift them up and think about what we did not do right, to succeed during the upcoming championship that will come this November. Since this moment, my mind has been tied planning the match we will play against the same team, probably for the same championship. Now, looking back at our errors, I am prepared to face new situations and succeed even if we face the worst possible situations.