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Think
Like an
Entrepreneur
Deb Nystrom, REVELN Consulting
Women’s Leadership Conference June 21, 2014
American Business Wo...
1. Fail Small, Learn Big
1,000 to 10,000 Mistakes
Our greatest
weakness lies in
giving up.
The most certain
way to succeed is
always to try just
on...
Connect
one of
the 5 C’s
What have you learned from
dealing with failure
successfully?
Deb at Entre-Slam, Ann Arbor – Feb....
Fail Small,
Learn Big
Struggle
=> Strength
Fail Small, Learn Big
2. Reinvent
Continuously,
Use an Internal
& External Mindset
Reinvent
Continuously
Internal & External
Mindset
Veronika Scott
The Empowerment Plan
Reinvent
Continuously
5 Cs:
Connect
Clarify
Commit
Collaborate
Change
From The Empowerment Plan website,
3. Antifragile
“I Embrace
Randomness
& the VUCA”
Volatile Uncertain Complex
Ambiguous
Photos: Sponge, by rob.knight Flickr cc
Antifragile
Beyond
Resilience
Anti-Fragile
“Some things benefit
from shocks; they thrive
and grow when exposed
to volatility, randomness,
disorder, and ...
« I will adapt. »
« Many change projects fail, and the most commonly cited reason is neglect of the human dimensions of
ch...
“If about everything top-down
fragilizes and blocks antifragility
and growth,
everything bottom-up
thrives under the right...
“Anything
fragile hates
volatility...”
“The antifragile
loves randomness
and uncertainty,
which also means,
crucially, a love of
errors, a certain
class of error...
4. Multi-Networks
Multi-Network
Your Online Presence is:
•Everything you say
•Everything you don’t say
•Your actions or inaction
•What others have to say ...
5. Entrepreneurs
Create
The Future
“Entrepreneurs
….believe in a yet-to-be-
made future [to be]
shaped by human
action; and they realize
…they need not expen...
Entrepreneurs
and Stories
“After nourishment,
shelter and
companionship,
stories are the thing
we need most
in the world.”...
“But while my inner
voice was clearly
telling me I was at
my core an
entrepreneur, it's
inconvenient to
decide at twenty-
...
“Youngsters want to
change world. Elders
want to enjoy their
works.
The entrepreneur
sells anything
needed by both to
win ...
The Five C’s
• Connect
• Clarify
• Commit
• Collaborate
• Change
What
challenged
you?
What
inspired
you?
What
surprised
you?
Take-Aways
What are
your “Hopenings” to
be Entrepreneurial
& Antifragile?
References from today by June 25th,
REVELN.com Tools page
Struggle
= Strength
Don’t rob
yourself (or
them) of the
struggle
More at REVELN.com
See the blog post
Think Like an Entrep...
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How do you FRAME an approach to entrepreneurial change that helps you adapt to a business climate that continues to evolve?

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More about anti-fragile concepts on REVELN Tools here: http://reveln.com/tools/

Anti-fragile organisms and businesses are made better, through stress.

Smart leaders, including many women know the power of innately social practices for building strong, healthy networks.

The session included an information exchange, using an Affinity diagram to help build shared learning and networks. Learn how to move past the inefficiencies of industrial age, persistent leadership practices to FRAME smart process and strengthened relationships and results.

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  1. 1. Think Like an Entrepreneur Deb Nystrom, REVELN Consulting Women’s Leadership Conference June 21, 2014 American Business Women’s Association, MAIA Chapter Be Anti-Fragile Regardless of Where You Work
  2. 2. 1. Fail Small, Learn Big
  3. 3. 1,000 to 10,000 Mistakes Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas A. Edison Thomas Edison around the time he invented the phonograph by Library & Archives Canada
  4. 4. Connect one of the 5 C’s What have you learned from dealing with failure successfully? Deb at Entre-Slam, Ann Arbor – Feb. 2013
  5. 5. Fail Small, Learn Big Struggle => Strength
  6. 6. Fail Small, Learn Big
  7. 7. 2. Reinvent Continuously, Use an Internal & External Mindset
  8. 8. Reinvent Continuously Internal & External Mindset
  9. 9. Veronika Scott The Empowerment Plan
  10. 10. Reinvent Continuously 5 Cs: Connect Clarify Commit Collaborate Change From The Empowerment Plan website,
  11. 11. 3. Antifragile “I Embrace Randomness & the VUCA” Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous
  12. 12. Photos: Sponge, by rob.knight Flickr cc Antifragile Beyond Resilience
  13. 13. Anti-Fragile “Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. ...Yet, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile.” Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder - Nassim Nicholas Taleb See REVELN.com TOOLS for a resources on Anti-Fragile by N. N. Taleb
  14. 14. « I will adapt. » « Many change projects fail, and the most commonly cited reason is neglect of the human dimensions of change. This neglect often centres around a lack of insight into why people are unhappy with organisational change, a poor appreciation of the process of change, and a limited knowledge of the tools and techniques that are available to help. »
  15. 15. “If about everything top-down fragilizes and blocks antifragility and growth, everything bottom-up thrives under the right amount of stress and disorder.” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  16. 16. “Anything fragile hates volatility...”
  17. 17. “The antifragile loves randomness and uncertainty, which also means, crucially, a love of errors, a certain class of errors.” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  18. 18. 4. Multi-Networks
  19. 19. Multi-Network
  20. 20. Your Online Presence is: •Everything you say •Everything you don’t say •Your actions or inaction •What others have to say about you Source: Leslie McGraw and Deb Nystrom, Your One Big Life, Women of Color Task Force Conference
  21. 21. 5. Entrepreneurs Create The Future
  22. 22. “Entrepreneurs ….believe in a yet-to-be- made future [to be] shaped by human action; and they realize …they need not expend energies trying to predict it.” ~ Assoc.Professor Saras Saravathy
  23. 23. Entrepreneurs and Stories “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman
  24. 24. “But while my inner voice was clearly telling me I was at my core an entrepreneur, it's inconvenient to decide at twenty- three that you can't really work for other people.” ― Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You Deb’s photo of Veronika Scott, CEO of the Detroit based Empowerment Plan
  25. 25. “Youngsters want to change world. Elders want to enjoy their works. The entrepreneur sells anything needed by both to win their desires.” ~ Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity
  26. 26. The Five C’s • Connect • Clarify • Commit • Collaborate • Change
  27. 27. What challenged you? What inspired you? What surprised you? Take-Aways
  28. 28. What are your “Hopenings” to be Entrepreneurial & Antifragile? References from today by June 25th, REVELN.com Tools page
  29. 29. Struggle = Strength Don’t rob yourself (or them) of the struggle More at REVELN.com See the blog post Think Like an Entrepreneur: Be Anti-Fragile Regardless of Where You Work
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