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Why the world needs more gumption


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the cofounder of School of Gumption Liu Yan will tell the personal story of her gumption journey and her key learnings on how create your own desired future and drive the change with entrepreneurial dare and heart.

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Why the world needs more gumption

  1. 1. Liu Yan@Campus Party Singapore 2018 WHY THE WORLD NEED MORE GUMPTION
  2. 2. YAY!!!
  3. 3. “To learn to play piano with ten fingers! ” 学会⽤用⼗十指弹琴!
  4. 4. The courage to face all the negative emotion and dark thoughts in my mind, Lean on others for my vulnerability Help others to learn, to dream, to dare and to thrive.
  5. 5. Senge, P., Cambron-McCabe, N., Lucas, T., Smith, B., Dutton, J., & Kleiner, A. (2012). Schools that learn: A fifth discipline fieldbook for educators, parents, and everyone who cares about education
  6. 6. “Where are you going?” “I don’t know! Ask the horse!”
  7. 7. What if all the judgements, cynicism and fears are the necessary ingredients to build our mental muscles to be more resilient? What if the personal struggle we are going through are the best learning components of personal mastery?
  8. 8. CALM: Pay attention to your emotion and thoughts
  9. 9. Our mental model determines how we deal with failure
  10. 10. ‘Messiah is one of you”
  11. 11. Learn to see each other in order to appreciate each person’s highest potential
  12. 12. Curiosity: a genuine interest, openness and desire to learn and care about other people and groups in the world
  14. 14. If we can share knowledge, tools, resources etc., we can help each other do our jobs better and in turn, save time, be more effective and impact a greater number of people.
  15. 15. “Recognize others and appreciate what people are doing and help them where you can. If you help them, they will help you. That behaviour and collective effect is what allows you to move beyond a zero sum game approach to multiplier effect whereby the benefits are multiplied exponentially as more actors join and contribute to common goals.” - Jack Sim
  16. 16. 1, What if we have all the inner compassion and wisdom to overcome all the challenges in our organisations and within ourselves? 2, What if the most complex problem we are facing are the biggest entrepreneurial opportunities in the world? 3, What if there is enough abundant resources to help us to solve all the problems in the world?
  17. 17. Curiosity (Open Mind) Compassion (Open Heart) Courage (Open Will) Calm SENSING Co-create Co-evolve Commitment Collaboration Adapted from Theory U by Otto Schamer, senior lecturer of MIT, founder of the Presencing Institute5 CULTIVATING GUMPTION VALUES (6C) IN U ENVISIONING PROTOTYPING Voice of Judgment Voice of Fear Voice of Cynicism SCALING
  18. 18. “To learn to play piano with ten fingers! ” 学会⽤用⼗十指弹琴!
  19. 19. If I put a boundary on it as ‘my’ project, I will never ever succeed at having a big impact.