How to Stay Interested (and Interesting)

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A short set of slides with my takeaways from sessions on entrepreneurship at SXSW 2009

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  • How to Stay Interested (and Interesting)

    1. 1. http://www. ickr.com/photos/juliebee/105291428/ How to stay interested (and interesting)
    2. 2. inking like bootstrapping entrepreneurs will help CRL stay agile, driven, and relevant. We’ll be able to better respond to current academic, economic, and technologic climates.
    3. 3. “Try being more interesting” http://www. ickr.com/photos/epicbeer/2320022435/
    4. 4. “Try being more interesting” • “Do epic (stuff)” • ink about sustainability toward long-term goals • Cherish thelearn from itby work done others and • Give side projects plenty of “front-and-center” time • Measure metrics that matter to you http://www. ickr.com/photos/epicbeer/2320022435/
    5. 5. Make ideas happen. http://www. ickr.com/photos/bitzcelt/1450900070/
    6. 6. Make ideas happen. • “Organize with bias into action” • creativity X organization = impact • Dreamers, Doers, and Incrementalists • Share your ideas liberally http://www. ickr.com/photos/bitzcelt/1450900070/
    7. 7. Be entrepreneurial. http://www. ickr.com/photos/subliminal/479068328/
    8. 8. Be entrepreneurial. • Less talk, more action • “Don’tyour code” write a document; write • Write your plan around your community http://www. ickr.com/photos/subliminal/479068328/
    9. 9. If you don’t like something, or you don’t like that something doesn’t exist, do something about it. http://www. ickr.com/photos/jdlasica/3361408745/
    10. 10. Recognize an opportunity when you see it. http://www. ickr.com/photos/adc/2348890387/
    11. 11. In summary: • Spend less time planning and more time doing • ink big, but start small • Attack problems with a healthy mix of creativity and organization • Communicate with others; learn from them as they learn from you • Watch for opportunities (or create your own)
    12. 12. ese slides by Aaron Sumner KU Center for Research on Learning Based on takeaways from South by Southwest Interactive 2009. April 2009 All images licensed through Creative Commons, some rights reserved.

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