This is an announcement part of the AdventureLab series documenting the Technology Entrepreneurship course at Stanford. For more information about the series please see the introduction. For a list of all articles in this series please see the AdventureLab collection.
UPDATE: the Adventure Lab, my new team, it up and kicking. It’s hard to express how lucky I am to share this course with such amazing and talented people and what we’ve accomplished over the course of the last week has already blown my mind. Our blog is up and I highly recommend you to tune in there as well because there will be a lot of lessons and insights shared on our team blog.
With the second assignment behind new teams have been formed for the continuation of the Technology Entrepreneurship course at Stanford. I was lucky enough to be paired with a very talented and active group to begin with, to which I wish the best of luck, but after getting in contact with so many other folks I decided to part ways and form a new team.
Like I alluded to in my first post on lessons learned it’s really important for a team to be aligned on values and vision.
It’s not a matter of better or worse, but rather a matter of what you and the others want. It can certainly be useful to form a team around skillsets to maximise coverage and opportunities (we’ve done so too), but utltimately I believe that all of that is moot if you’re not in there with the same spirit and goals. In this sense the new group is much more in harmony and aligned. One thing worth stressing is that this does not mean uniformity. We’re all very much different and I’m sure there will be plenty disagreements, but it’s by starting from a better place that we’ll be able to leverage that diversity and turn those disagreements into an advantage.
As to the group I’m leaving, I think they have also to gain from my departure as they have a chance to consolidate on what they find are the best approaches and ways to go about this course.
I wish everybody best of luck with the course and I’m looking forward to the amazing stuff that you all will come up with.
Hi, my name is Spike Morelli and this is my thinking lab. Over the past 13 years of career in the tech industry I've been a developer, a system engineer, a devops person, a manager and a startup owner. I've taken the best from each experience and brought it into the next, innovating and focusing on delivering value. I have a passion for sociology and communication, but above all I care about making people happy, it's incredibly rewarding and happy folks do the best work.
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