Without thinking about starting a new business, value creating and initial growth, a process of producing an attractive idea cannot help us learn real and valuable experiences.
Then, what is left to learn is only team building and team management.
I wrote what I learned and felt as following:
- Discuss among 6 other members and see how the process of opinion sharing changes is the most valuable experience in these 2 days.
- Some members can’t accept their ideas being denied. They were even not objective.
- Not caring about every single member and moving forward only by several members is dangerous for a team.
- Those who cannot recognize their own value will leave. It’s always easy to choose leaving.
- When people cannot realize what they are doing is valuable, they will bunk it.
- It’s good to discuss different ideas and viewpoints, but the discussion always needs to be summarized, organized and reconfirmed. Without doing this…..
- Some discussions went into very detailed parts and members easily lost the whole perspective.
- Under the pressure of time, people tended to vote to end the discussion.
- As a result, some ideas and conclusions are chosen without understanding from all members.
- Two advices from our mentor about choosing ideas:
- Will it change the world?
- Will it bring the most significant changes?
Then, I decided.
As long as being under the unpaid condition, there is no value to spend another 12 hours to produce a “super fine beautiful” video.
Even if I would attend on Sunday, I wouldn’t learn from it. Even if we won, I wouldn’t feel I had contributed. In the case of losing, I would just think it as exactly what I expected.
So I decided to quit.
Although the reality was far from my expectation, I did learn a lot.