Sitting on grass in beautiful Wellington sunshine with our teams, having a drink to celebrate and reflect on the end of week 3 of Live the Dream and also the end of 2013 brings a big realisation… 15 days really isn’t a long time!
Our Founders walked through the door to Live the Dream with vastly different ideas and attitudes to what they are leaving to go home with for Christmas.
In just 15 short days we’re all learning a lot. Quickly. The learning curve has been steep, not just for our teams but the programme as well.
Team names have been changed, teams reformed, initial ideas dis-validated and scrapped. Partnerships made. Knees skinned, egos bruised and connections & partnerships made.
Our Founders have been picking up and flexing new skills quickly – with particular focus on validating their assumptions as quickly and efficiently as possible, everyone is making headway – even if it feels 2 steps backwards and 1 forward every time.
It’s been great to see our Pitch Den sharpening up in week 3. The confidence of the speakers is notably improving and although we have a long way to go to bulk out the viability of the projects underneath, it’s great to see the focus and dedication being represented in the improved pitches.
The looming Christmas break will be a welcome (and well needed) jolt of relaxation, distance and perspective for our Founders.
15 days isn’t a long time. 10 weeks isn’t a long time. 3 down. 7 to go. Bring on 2014!