March 29, 2005

Bulk view

Pitching Your Idea (to the supplier of your funds). A free workshop.

Pitching Your Idea (to the supplier of your funds). A free workshop.

April 2, Ateneo, 8am-12noon

This is #5 of a series of free workshops.

TOPICS:

  1. Writing an abbreviated business plan
  2. Market validation
  3. Proposed solution(product/service)
  4. Team Bios
  5. Financial Projections
  6. Communication skills
  7. Mastering the elevator pitch
  8. Quick dry run with volunteers

WHEN AND WHERE:

Ateneo De Manila University.

Visit this site: http://followtheprocess.blogspot.com for the actual
venue in Ateneo.

8am-12noon

SPEAKERS:

Resource Speaker: Joey Gurango, Webworks OS

PLEASE FORWARD TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED. THANKS.

Visit this site: http://followtheprocess.blogspot.com for the actual
venue in Ateneo.

E-Mail from Harvey Chua

その猫は私のそばで寝るのが好きだ。 The cat likes to sleep beside me.

On Technorati:

Dermatologists

I find it difficult to trust dermatologists.

I mean, really. Now there’s a good business opportunity: captive
self-selected audience, little real differentiation between goods but
artifically different prices, branding _all_ _over_ but no ingredients
list or anything that can help you go for generics
instead…

And you get to tap into one of the seven deadly sins, too.

I don’t know. Maybe it’s just a mild but healthy distrust of
situations where you end up buying from the same person giving you
advice.

Unfortunately, I don’t know if we count any dermatologists among our
family friends. I’d feel more comfortable with someone who saw me as
more than a walk-in customer.

イヌとは対照的に、ネコはごく最近になって飼いならされたものである。 In
contrast to the dog, the cat has become domesticated only in recent
times.

ACM

I went to Ateneo early this morning, fully intending to just say hi and then go back home to revamp the network. Doc Mana somehow managed to talk me into joining the students for the morning contest, and I’m very glad I did so.

Yes, Eric and I lost. We solved only three problems compared to the four problems Allan, Mark and Miguel solved. Knowing how rusty I am, knowing how uncertain the dynamics were, it was a no-win kind of thing—but I went and joined it anyway, just for kicks.

I think it turned out really well.

I think we all won.

Winning isn’t just a matter of points. It’s not a matter of beating someone or keeping your reputation intact or whatever. It’s nothing like that at all.

So, yes, the next generation beat me. Yes, they had one additional person, but that doesn’t make their achievement any less cool. Heck, if you’re going to go for absolute ranking, Eric solved more problems than I did. I solved one on my own and made a passable attempt at another; he solved two problems completely.

Someone just looking at the numbers will not understand why I enjoyed that contest so much. I loved it, every single moment of it: from scribbling tentative solutions and working through them with a pen, frowning at stubborn bugs… Yes, even until the last few minutes when I was, like, gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

It was fun.