Well, I didn't get to sending out email updates, but I spent some time writing my bio, and made many more updates to the Creative Houston database than I expected. Tomorrow, I should be able to finish the Columbia Club plan (draft 2) without interruption.
The key to failing well is learning from the experience. Fortunately, learning is something I enjoy.
Fast Company Design blog: Among Six Types Of Failure, Only A Few Help You Innovate, 2011-Jun-28, by Jamer Hunt
With this extended vocabulary, we may now be able to recognize that there are valuable kinds of failure that are essential to innovation processes (version and predicted), while acknowledging that there are other types of failures that do little good. The old adage is correct: We do learn from failure. And there’s no question that out of failure -- even abject failure -- we emerge transformed in ways that may ultimately be beneficial. But that does not mean that all failures deserve a trophy.
After making major progress on plans and updates, I'll need to focus the next few days on bringing other people into the loop.
Finally finished reconfiguring the categories on the Creative Houston web site, but now to many of them are sparsely populated. Feel free to create a profile and add listings for me. Today I made major progress on the Columbia Club business plan and handed the introduction off to an alumni/prospective investor. Am I allowed to feel so tired?
"Don't solicit ideas: give people tools to actualize them."
Adam Greenfield (Urbanscale.org), an insight from the Eyeo Festival presenter Jake Barton.
I'm meeting Jerry Davis at a lunch today, so that's a good incentive to make the Columbia University Club of South Texas plan look nice. It's not finished yet but we are planning to raise money to bring Columbia U. students to Texas for internships.
Spent the day writing blog posts, updating databases, and editing business plans. It looks like I'll be able to finish the second draft of the business plan for Columbia University Club of South Texas, the revamping of the Creative Houston categories on the web site, and my new biography this week. Also worked on accounting and correspondence, including two invitations.