On a hike, you want to rest at certain points in order to soak up the views, see how far you've come, and see how far you still have left to go. This is what Fireside Fridays are all about - from our aha moments to our uh-oh moments, we learn together and from each other and we continue to grow as a community. These sessions are so enriching - I am able to soak up and learn so much and that’s why these are my favorite sessions every week.
Andre YapFounder and CEO Ignite House
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My Uh-oh turned into an Aha moment regarding deep human connection. During our Opportunity Tuesday with Mike Dauden, I got the sense that he and his team have things figured out already. But why aren’t they doing it the easy way? The easy way is to hire an influencer/endorser because that’s really big right now. These endorsers can entice people to buy their product. But then I realized, what’s after that? Deep human connection goes beyond anything that an influencer can provide. What will create brand loyalty for them to be able to talk about your product? That’s the deep human connection. They will know how authentic you are in giving value. So what’s the essence of creating deep human connections when it comes to business?
Joana AlbertoCo-Founder and Managing Partner Ignite Centre for Peak Experiences
My Aha is the realization of how valuable the postcards are. Postcards are found in the Restart App where you can review what happened in each GrowthLab, along with key takeaways curated by the team from the community. Personally, I use these postcards to see if insights have changed. What’s most compelling about postcards is that I was able to invite our potluckers for Innovation Thursday by showing them the postcards. The postcards gave them a level of understanding of what to expect from the entire GrowthLab experience, making it easier and more comfortable for our guests.
Aileen Joy GutierrezCOO Ignite House
As a writer, my team and I turn our notes from every GrowthLab into the postcards that you see regularly. I convert all these lessons, practices, discussions, and topics that we hear in a GrowthLab into a easy-to-read summary, so that the learnings you get from a two hour GrowthLab everyday can be condensed and refined into a postcard that you can always come back to or review if you’ve missed an event. there's so much to take away from our daily sessions - they are so enriching but they might be overwhelming to think about yourself. Most importantly it shows you the takeaways of others in the community and you really see the power of divergent thinking in these takeaways. Everyone has something unique to say and that's what I look forward to seeing in every postcard - where people are at, how they relate to the themes and discussions of each GrowthLab, and how they can apply it to their own lives.
I get caught up in doing these postcards everyday that it becomes taxing mentally. I feel the pressure of knowing that I have to make sure that I didn't miss anything important in the GrowthLab. Having to put myself in the shoes of both the writer and the reader and audience member, I’m truly learning a lot and I want to make sure that our community can learn just as much as I am. Without even noticing it, I’ve been using our practices and the things that I've learned over the weeks to improve our postcards. I've been asking more questions subconsciously that have made writing these postcards easier and I've had to put myself in the shoes of both a writer and a reader and participant of every GL, because that's the best way I can figure out what our readers need to learn from each postcard or ways they can best absorb our content. Our team has done a great job making these postcards better and better, because there's a big difference between our initial postcards a few weeks ago and our postcards now.
Kahlil CalaDelta Fella Ignite House
The future of work is that we're all working together with deep human connection as we experiment-to-learn by doing practices that lead us to our next-level breakthroughs! I saw this in the authentic reaction from Andre and Miguel regarding Jose Te’s business case on Opportunity Thursday. They admitted they were stuck, that they jokingly needed a miracle to give Jose answers to his problems. They seemed too hard to overcome, but Andre used the practices and processes he always shares with us, such as BTL loops and hurdles, to explore possibilities for Jose Te.
Harvey CamposCEO Access Asia
One of the most fruitful ways to learn is teaching, because it allows you to assess what you need to learn more and it continuously reinforces in you all the knowledge that you have. My aha moment is discovering through a genius workout card and a buddy workout that my genius is learning, sharing my learning, and inspiring others to learn. My team has a Shared Skills Project and I really like that it systematizes my genius so that everyone in my team can benefit from it. Our team has skills in writing, tech, designing etc. This project is not about full mastery - not trying to learn it all - but it's driven by the skills that we are drawn to learn. We haven't started yet but I'm really excited to do this. My uh-oh moment is that I have this desire to share as much as I can, but I'm limited to the parameters that I have to trim them down to digestible lessons. That’s making my lessons not as deep as I want it to be.
Gerald OrigenesDelta Fella Ignite House
Big part of me wants to see more tangible things, - the things that the community are building. My Uh-oh is how do we do this, how do we hear more about our community with what they’re learning about from us? How do I make things more explicit? It’s something I've been struggling with despite such a good week this week. I want more but how can I get more? What are the little things that people are doing? Are we giving them the opportunity to share what they've learned and have done? We need to make it more tangible.
My Aha moment is that what affects you is what you allow yourself to be affected by. Being partly submissive in that sense is something that I have to manage. Some level of submission and humility should come into play whether you're innovating or not. That statement from Chris Tan really hit me hard in the sense that you can't allow everything to affect you. The other, Aha from our potluck on Tuesday with Mike Dauden is that we have this idea that innovation isn't all about technology but rather how we use it. How do we address people’s needs - it became clear with Mike and how he was approaching things. Many companies are still stuck thinking that innovation is all about technology and it’s really something I would love to change.
Miguel AranazManaging Partner Ignite Delta + Partners
My Aha moment when we were answering the card for 100H Launchpad in RAPP. In shared services, my team and I work a lot. This week we were behind timelines due to workloads and we had a stakeholder approach us for an update. We didn’t want to launch shared services yet, because we were not confident yet. But I learned the difference in focusing on our timeline and our deliverables compared to focusing on our client who has shown interest. Our team decided to focus on our client. We did another 100H workout, the viability hurdle, and upon answering that, our next step was to test the product on our client to gather feedback, so that we can further enhance it. The 100H hurdles really worked for us, putting my team on the right track. Our worries have lessened because the app and what we’re learning in the GrowthLabs are showing us the right directions to go.
Shanice ArdalesAccountant Ignite House
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