Meeting (July 4, 2015)

The facilitator taught us about Technopreneurship. Technopreneurship is not just a subject in our curriculum; it is more than that, not just a course and a subject. It is an adventure where the world will be a sea and our facilitator is the captain of our ship. Compared to other IT-related subjects, it is more of a business course, not a subject where we are forced to learn stuff such as creating algortihms, doing some pseudocodes,etc. This is a course wherein we can learn things that can be applied to the real world and we could make use of when we become professionals or engage ourselves into business, specifically concerning about technological kind of business such as developing mobile applications or devices. Being at a young age, we are very much lucky that we have to do this kind of work to hone and improve our skills further. For me, I enjoy this sort of challenge where we show case our ideas and plans regarding something that I think would be helping other people in their daily lives, it is a very nice way to encourage me to show my creativity and gives me awareness of my surroundings. I like how the tone of Sir Gamboa’s voice seem to challenge us of what can we do and what can we show him. He does it in a way that he inspires us and give us hope to what we are able to do.

Alternative mindset is the key to make the economy of Davao City propel. The benefit of this is to make the mind of people to think that outside the box and to become what they wanted to be if they want to try. If we know this mindset and if won’t apply it to the real life it will be nonsense I know about the new mindset. Students must bear in mind to always be excellent in everything they do while in school because the more they strive hard and work hard to be on top, the more chances they could have to get good grades, get on top of the class and have awards and medals.  There are entrepreneurs or technopreneurs that are successful in their field or their business that they made. If they will create their own business they will become not just an employee but they are the employer and they owned a company. Everything has its own reason why some people are succeeded in their chosen path of their life. It will make you feel motivated to have a better life but it is on your hand to do about it. For some people they were not contented to be an employee and to have a lesser amount of salary so this mindset is the best to make your dream or desire to come true. It makes you keep motivated to become a business man someday.

Technopreneurship

– merging of technology and entrepreneurship.

– it is simply entrepreneurship in a technology intensive context.

– process of merging technology prowess and entrepreneurial talent and skills.

Technopreneurs– people behind Technopreneurship.

Who is the Technopreneur­?

-A person who destroys the existing economic order (creative destruction) by introducing new products and services, by creating new forms of organization and by exploiting new materials.(Schumpeter,1934)

-Someone who perceives an opportunity and creates an organization to pursue it.

-A person who undertakes RISKS (by creating an enterprise or business) that has the chance of profit or success.

-Technopreneurs distinguish themselves through their ability to accumulate and manage knowledge as well as their ability to mobilize resources to achieve a specified business or social goal. (Kuemmerle,2002)

– The Technopreneur is a bold, imaginative, deviator from established business method and practices who constantly seek the opportunity to commercialize new products, technologies, processes and arrangements. (Baumol,2002)

-The Technopreneur distinguishes logic from tradition, tradition from prejudice, prejudice from common sense and common sense from non sense while integrating a variety of ideas from diverse groups and disciplines.(Manuel Greijo,2002)

–  Technopreneurs are skilled in applied creativity, thrive in response to challenges and looks for unconventional solutions. They experience challenges, creative visions an then act to be part of the solution.They forge new paths and risk failures, but persistently seeks success.(Dorf and Byers,2205)

Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you’d never thought of before. Ironically, its a cliché that means to think of clichéd situations in ways that aren’t clichéd.

We’re told to “think outside the box” all the time, but how exactly do we do that? How do we develop the ability to confront problems in ways other than the ways we normally confront problems? How do we cultivate the ability to look at things differently from the way we typically look at things?

Thinking outside the box starts well before we’re “boxed in” – that is, well before we confront a unique situation and start forcing it into a familiar “box” that we already know how to deal with. Or at least think we know how to deal with.

Here are 11 ways to beef up your out-of-the-box thinking skills. Make an effort to push your thinking up to and beyond its limit every now and again – the talents you develop may come in handy the next time you face a situation that “everybody knows” how to solve.

  1. Study another industry.

I’ve learned as much about teaching from learning about marketing as I have from studying pedagogy – maybe more. Go to the library and pick up a trade magazine in an industry other than your own, or grab a few books from the library, and learn about how things are done in other industries. You might find that many of the problems people in other industries face are similar to the problems in your own, but that they’ve developed really quite different ways of dealing with them. Or you might well find new linkages between your own industry and the new one, linkages that might well be the basis of innovative partnerships in the future.

  1. Learn about another religion.

Religions are the way that humans organize and understand their relationships not only with the supernatural or divine but with each other. Learning about how such relations are structured can teach you a lot about how people relate to each other and the world around them. Starting to see the reason in another religion can also help you develop mental flexibility – when you really look at all the different ways people comprehend the same mysteries, and the fact that they generally manage to survive regardless of what they believe, you start to see the limitations of whatever dogma or doxy you follow, a revelation that will transfer quite a bit into the non-religious parts of your life.

  1. Take a class.

Learning a new topic will not only teach you a new set of facts and figures, it will teach you a new way of looking at and making sense of aspects of your everyday life or of the society or natural world you live in. This in turn will help expand both how you look at problems and the breadth of possible solutions you can come up with.

  1. Read a novel in an unfamiliar genre.

Reading is one of the great mental stimulators in our society, but it’s easy to get into a rut. Try reading something you’d never have touched otherwise – if you read literary fiction, try a mystery or science fiction novel; if you read a lot of hard-boiled detective novels, try a romance; and so on. Pay attention not only to the story but to the particular problems the author has to deal with. For instance, how does the fantasy author bypass your normal skepticism about magic and pull you into their story? Try to connect those problems to problems you face in your own field. For example, how might your marketing team overcome your audiences normal reticence about a new “miracle” product?

  1. Write a poem.

While most problem-solving leans heavily on our brain’s logical centers, poetry neatly bridges our more rational left-brain though processes and our more creative right-brain processes. Though it may feel foolish (and getting comfortable with feeling foolish might be another way to think outside the box), try writing a poem about the problem you’re working on. Your poem doesn’t necessarily have to propose a solution – the idea is to shift your thinking away from your brain’s logic centers and into a more creative part of the brain, where it can be mulled over in a non-rational way. Remember, nobody has to ever see your poem…

  1. Draw a picture.

Drawing a picture is even more right-brained, and can help break your logical left-brain’s hold on a problem the same way a poem can. Also, visualizing a problem engages other modes of thinking that we don’t normally use, bringing you another creative boost.

  1. Turn it upside down.

Turning something upside-down, whether physically by flipping a piece of paper around or metaphorically by re-imagining it can help you see patterns that wouldn’t otherwise be apparent. The brain has a bunch of pattern-making habits that often obscure other, more subtle patterns at work; changing the orientation of things can hide the more obvious patterns and make other patterns emerge. For example, you might ask what a problem would look like if the least important outcome were the most important, and how you’d then try to solve it.

  1. Work backwards.

Just like turning a thing upside down, working backwards breaks the brain’s normal conception of causality. This is the key to backwards planning, for example, where you start with a goal and think back through the steps needed to reach it until you get to where you are right now.

  1. Ask a child for advice.

I don’t buy into the notion that children are inherently ore creative before society “ruins” them, but I do know that children think and speak with a n ignorance of convention that is often helpful. Ask a child how they might tackle a problem, or if you don’t have a child around think about how you might reformulate a problem so that a child could understand it if one was available. Don’t run out and build a boat made out of cookies because a child told you to, though – the idea isn’t to do what the child says, necessarily, but to jog your own thinking into a more unconventional path.

  1. Invite randomness.

If you’ve ever seen video of Jackson Pollock painting, you have seen a masterful painter consciously inviting randomness into his work. Pollock exercises a great deal of control over his brushes and paddles, in the service of capturing the stray drips and splashes of paint that make up his work. Embracing mistakes and incorporating them into your projects, developing strategies that allow for random input, working amid chaotic juxtapositions of sound and form – all of these can help to move beyond everyday patterns of thinking into the sublime.

  1. Take a shower.

There’s some kind of weird psychic link between showering and creativity. Who knows why? Maybe it’s because your mind is on other things, maybe it’s because you’re naked, maybe it’s the warm water relaxing you – it’s a mystery. But a lot of people swear by it. So maybe when the status quo response to some circumstance just isn’t working, try taking a shower and see if something remarkable doesn’t occur to you!

If we implement The SEED model that it is used to prepare oneself on how to handle, manage and assess ourselves to be a good Technopreneur. Well then let us discuss every word. S stands for self-mastery, self-mastery is all about ourselves, how we can handle problems regarding business matters, and the best thing that describes self-mastery is it determines a person’s capabilities to know what would be the best business that suits his/her personalities, and what we love the most. The next to self-mastery is the environment mastery is about generating business ideas and seeking opportunities out from our environment. We can acquire this through: Serendipity walks, serendipity walks is the case in which there are some unexpected things happen as we walk or as we were cruising, strolling or sigh seeing that triggers our mind and suddenly we think of an idea. Environment mastered person is a strategist; he/she can strategized considering the factors like, crises, trends or simply business rivalries. An environment mastered person understands the industry he/she is in, also sees the opportunities, not the problems. Also an environment mastered person is what we called the innovator of the business. Next of Environment mastery is the Enterprise mastery, this topic is said to be discussed in our Technopreneurship 2 subject, the continuation of our Technopreneurship 1. Our facilitator said that we will tackle the remaining SEED model during the second semester. Enterprise mastery can be explained simply that Enterprise mastery is how to run a business. A person is considered Enterprise mastered person is that he/she understands and integrates the functions of management; Marketing, Human Resource, Operations and Finance.  This enterprise mastery involves financial operations, and organisations that helps to grow expand and create asset value. And last letter in the SEED model stands for development of business plan. Why does default mind set affects the next generations. For example the man or the father that do not have a job or a business to make his family more comfortable. As we all know there are some jobs that do not need educational backgrounds.  Why there are some people who act like they want to have a better job already? Having a better job is not easy as we think it takes a couple of years to have it. Yet, there are some who is so greedy wanting to have a job with higher salary or not contented of what they received from their specified job. It is not the government who is the main reason of poverty here in the Philippines but those people who act just like a pensioner. We know that being poor is the reason that there are some children that cannot enter school but if a student who wants to change their state of living he or she should not be contended on what he or she have. There some schools who gave scholarship to those people that can pass their exams and also the politicians who give scholarship to those students that is in his or her district or their plans. There are some people those past years who were so poor and now at this present day are millionaires and growing because they always said that “Being poor is not a hindrance to success” that was always I hear to those people that change their lives today. Being poor does not make your life stop but it means that you need to be more competitive and have more ideas to change your life and help your family. Being also the son and daughter of your father we need also to help by encouraging your father if he is upset and have less. Also if you can work with simple task do to help your father and not just playing around because you are a student but because you live with a poor state.

The status of our education system is like this. Many teachers are not so professional that they give students a high grade though the students are not acting according to what grade their teachers gave them. So we can see that the first mindset is the most used mindset used by our generation today. They study because they are obliged to. Many students go to college just because of the diploma. They want to get it because they want a job. They are obliged to do it. But even if the first mindset is the mindset most used today, there are still some of us that use the second mindset. They go to school to put up a business. Others sacrifice their studies to put up a business just like Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs shows that even others who do not graduate college or even high school can still excel in life if they just work hard and never surrender. Maybe the one who did not get a bachelor’s degree can change the whole world. We all know Steve Jobs was a successful man. He did it because he was so persevere about it, about making his dreams alive and achieving his goals. They have created a new way for us to use gadgets by creating the user-friendliest gadget. They care about the UX or user experience that is why they must have built or created this kind of gadgets such as, MacBook, IPad, IPhones and the likes though it costs a great sum of money still it gains or sells more than any of the other computer companies. He was good in terms of business. So our facilitator wanted us to use the second mindset. Not for our own good but for the good of everyone. If we use that mindset we are making a good choice. We study to help not only ourselves but also the world. If we graduate, we can put up a business. If we work hard for it, maybe someday we can be as successful as Steve Jobs. We are not the only one who can benefit but also the employees or other Filipinos that you are going to hire.

Hence, our generation is expanding and chances are much shorter . So we should innovate more and more. Develop something useful, Expand your learning don’t just limit on what you have, think outside the box. Don’t bother doing what’s in your mind, maybe one day the next Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates or Mark Zackerburg may be from here in Davao City. Maybe you.

http://allabouttechno29298.blogspot.com/2013/03/first-lesson.html

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/11-ways-to-think-outside-the-box.html

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