The MYCOE team would firstly like to wish all our members a prosperous and exciting new year. We hope that, after a restful holiday period, you are all ready for an epic 2018. This post is about planting the seeds to make 2018 an epic year. Let’s start with thinking about what we would like to achieve this year relating to our businesses, careers, personal lives and spiritual goals. Then let us look at our lives and see how we can inculcate small steps starting right now in order to achieve these goals so that when we look back at the end of this year, these small “seeds” have grown into mighty oaks.
For our links for today, we start with how things are actually looking up for South Africa. After an extended period of just being battered by bad news, economically, politically and otherwise, South Africa finally has some hope and optimism again. Here is a link to 6 reasons SA’s future is suddenly a lot brighter.
If 2017 was a tough year for you and you experienced some failures, like most budding entrepreneurs, don’t let that hold you back this year. Here are 5 Ways to Use Failure to Push Your Startup Forward in 2018. As the article says, resolve to do this: “This year instead of hiding from my failures, I will own them like I own every success. Startup life isn’t about looking backward but thrusting forward.”
Here is an interesting link where Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, something we have previously discussed at a MYCOE event, discusses how to help companies change mind-sets and become more experimental, lean, and accountable. His observation is that these days big companies want to be startups, and startups want to be big companies. But somewhere along the way, as any organisation grows, it gets mired in bureaucracy that’s resistant to innovation. The article shares five tips on how to adopt a more entrepreneurial culture.
Finally, if you are looking to kickstart your year by learning something new, here is a list of online courses offered by universities for free. They are categorised by Computer Science, Mathematics, Programming, Data Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education & Teaching, Health & Medicine, Business, Personal Development, Engineering, Art & Design, and finally Science and are offered by some of the top universities in the world.
Have a blessed Friday.