Dating Skills For Engineers ( 2013 Version )

September 25, 2013

Here is the slideware for my second talk, “Dating Skills For Engineers ( 2013 Version)”, given to UBC Engineering Physics Students (Fizz) yesterday. I begin with Seth Godin’s Be Remarkable. Then I focus on four skills – Communicating (Heath Brothers), Listening (Marshal Goldsmith), Helping (Edgar Schein), and Don’t Be An Asshole (Robert Sutton). I also add in the Growth Mindset (Carol Dweck) as part of Don’t Be An Asshole.

I used to call this talk “Entrepreneurship Fundamental Skills” and the nickname that emerged was “Dating Skills For Engineers”.

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Entrepreneurship and You @ UBC Eng Phys, HowTo Change via Lean LaunchPad (2013 Version)

September 17, 2013

I was out at UBC today lecturing on Entrepreneurship to Eng Phys ProjectLab students. Here is the slideware.

I say that Entrepreneurship is about Radical Change. I talk about “HowTo Change” using the example of Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad process ( which is an iterative, step-by-step, drip-by-drip method ) plus support from other experts.

I focus on 5 Points — Purpose, You, Process, Customers, and Scorecard.

Purpose » Drucker’s Purpose of Business,
You » Martin’s Knowledge Funnel + Soft-Skills,
Process » Blank’s Customer Development,
Customers » Moore’s Crossing the Chasm + Product/Service Journey Sketch,
Scorecard » Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas.

A big Thank You to Jon, Chris, and Bernhard for providing me the opportunity to speak.

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