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December 4, 2016

Weekly Progress Report: 11/28-12/02

Tuesday (11/29) In class, we went over our upcoming Winter Showcase and what we need to prepare for (display board, portfolio, invitation). Bought the supplies for the display board at Hobby Lobby.   Thursday (12/01) Today I learned about the importance of listening. Although I previously "knew"...

November 18, 2016

Weekly Progress Report: 11/14-11/18

Monday (11/14) In class, we went over our classmate's presentations for their topic. Mr. Pirtle talked about the new projects, assignments for the new marking period. A notable mention includes the portfolio for our topic as one of the final products we'll produce. I finalized...

November 18, 2016

Minimalism: Research Assessment #4

Research Assessment #4 Date:  November 18, 2016 Subject:  Entrepreneurship MLA citation:   Patel, Neil. "The Minimalist's Guide to Owning a Business." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 28 Jan. 2016. Web. 18 Nov. 2016. <>. Analysis: Sometimes an excessive amount of ambition and greed can cause an overflow of a deluge, an extensive...

November 6, 2016

Weekly Progress Report: 10/31-11/4

Monday (10/31) Sent mentorship email Wrote thank-you notes   Wednesday (11/2) Analyzed Interview Assessment Sent thank-you notes   Friday(11/4) Toured Real News PR Sent follow up email   Main Accomplishments Networked with Real News PR Professionals Determined the best-fit mentor Followed up with professionals   Upcoming Goals Practice Research Presentation Schedule meeting with...

October 28, 2016

Weekly Progress Report: 10/24-10/28

Tuesday (10/25) Reviewed past and upcoming interviews Sent follow-up emails   Thursday (10/27) Thank you notes Determine the strategy to pick a mentor Helped classmate with networking Research Assessment #3 Interview Assessment #2 Scheduled another networking event   Main Accomplishments Interviewed 3 professionals Learned the importance of Thank you...

October 27, 2016

The Lean-Startup: Research Assessment #3

Research Assessment #3 Date:   October 27, 2016 Subject:  Entrepreneurship MLA citation:   Blank, Steve. "Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything." Harvard Business Review. Harvard Business Review, 2 May 2013. Web. 27 Oct. 2016. <>. Analysis: After interviewing with Jon Kendall, he pointed out several key issues of my current company. It...

October 24, 2016

Weekly Progress Report: 10/17-10/21

Monday (10/17) Topic Proposal Quick Trip Presentation: practice better introduction, avoid saying filler words (um's)   Wednesday (10/19) Sent email and made phone calls to schedule interview Completed Interview Assessment and Research Assessment   Friday (10/21) Interviewed Dr. Gupta, sent follow-up email   Main Accomplishments Scheduled 6 interview Interviewed 1 professional &...

October 20, 2016

What Drives Success? Research Assessment #2

Research Assessment #2 Date:   October 20, 2016 Subject:  Entrepreneurship MLA citation:   Chua, Amy, and Jed Rubenfeld. "What Drives Success?" The New York Times. The New York Times, 25     Jan. 2014. Web. 20 Oct. 2016. <>.   Analysis: After delving deep into the technical aspects of business in my last...

October 16, 2016

Weekly Progress Report: 10/10-10/14

Tuesday (10/11) Started drafting thank-you notes & connected to professionals on LinkedIn Sent email scheduling interviews   Thursday (10/13) Finished writing thank-you notes Finished Research Assessment #1   Main Accomplishments Practiced follow-up skills Expanded knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship through the article from the Research Assessment   Upcoming Goals Quick Trip Presentation...

October 13, 2016

Bootstrapping a Company: Research Assessment #1

Research Assessment #1 Date:   October 13, 2016 Subject:  Entrepreneurship MLA citation:   Guillebeau, Chris. "7 Key Lessons from The $100 Startup." OPEN Forum. American Express, 28 June 2013. Web. 13 Oct. 2016. <>. Analysis: As a student without much financial resource to start a business with big bucks invested, Chris Guillebeau’s...