We, Team High-Phive made our first pitch as a team at the mock Dragon’s Den, proposing our idea for developing Edamame Pod: our three-in-one reusable bag, and I think it went pretty well! The judges were seated in front of us, and we entered from stage (classroom) left and right as we had an opening […]Read More Moving Forward with Sustainability at the Core
Among the many books I read in the last few months, “This is Service Design Thinking” (Schneider, J and Stickdorn, M, 2011) was one of my favourites. I was curious to know if starting a service-based business is much different from a product-based business and this gave me answers to many of my questions! I was […]Read More Service Design Thinking
My initial translation of MVP was “Most Valuable Player” as Michale Jordan from the 90s came to mind. But no, in business when we talk about MVP, it translates to “Minimum Viable Product.” What does that mean? Think of a pilot for a TV series. A pilot has the key features, key actors and a […]Read More What is a MVP?
What goes into starting a business? I have a better idea now after starting one myself with my peers. But, this is just the beginning. Starting isn’t the hard part. Running it, and running it successfully requires commitment, patience, perseverance, knowledge, passion, and insight. Our team High-Phive discussed what we wanted to do. Service? Product? […]Read More Thinking of Digital Customer Journey When Starting a Business
This week’s task: Body storming – Getting in touch with your physical environment (Comi, 2017). We were to observe things around us in our daily lives and identify a problem that we want to solve. As Londoners know all to well, the trains could be suffocatingly overcrowded. As some of us commute on the tube, over ground, […]Read More Body storming: The Jubilee Line
We were tasked to take something that is used daily and reimagine it, with empathy. So, we went to look at the accessible bathroom, with one of our teammates sitting in a chair with rollers to gain a perspective from a person in a wheelchair. There were numerous difficulties in the task of getting from […]Read More Redesigning the Accessible Bathroom
I arrived in London 4 months ago without knowing what to expect. Back home when my friends asked me what I was going to school for, I told them that I’m going to learn how to start my own business. And now, as the first semester has ended I look back and see how much […]Read More Theory Into Action: A Reflection of Semester I
Snoop Doggs’ lyrics came to my mind when thinking about Entrepreneurial Finance. This is a really good point, actually. If you want to know how to manage your finances, the very first step to take is to think about it. Learn how to manage your money. Gain knowledge on how to “read” the numbers and […]Read More My Mind on my Money and my Money on my Mind
When I heard the word, strategy, I used to think of football teams coming up with a plan to beat their opponent, or businesses planning 5 years ahead. But now, it means more than that. As Carter, Clegg and Kornberger (2008) state, “strategy is everywhere.” When did we start using strategy? The origin of strategy […]Read More Red or blue?
My first look into the advertising world was through “Mad Men”. Of course, there’s so much more to the industry than a TV series can possibly show, but I have a strong suspicion that it was a pretty accurate depiction of how things went down in the 60s in that particular industry. I enjoyed watching […]Read More Sell it like Don Draper