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The Lay of the Land by Mind Map: The Lay of the Land


1.1. Mindmapping content and community

1.2. Free resource - shared information

1.3. Entrepreneurial Community

1.4. Tools to drive innovation

2. Turn around Coaching and Consultancy

2.1. Build a business and keep your life

2.2. Often its one or the other

2.3. Aligning actions with real vision for the future

3. British Inventors Society

3.1. British Invention Show

3.1.1. British Invention of the Year Awards

3.2. The importance of experimentation

3.3. Innovation and Technology drives progress

3.3.1. underpins quality of lifestyle

4. Kauffmann Foundation

4.1. How do we stimulate more start-up communities?

4.1.1. Policy

4.1.2. Guidance Field exploded Evidence based information Guide more effectively Measure what works A lot of experiementation First do no harm

4.1.3. Global Brainstorm

4.2. Too much attention has been given to the importance of capital

4.2.1. Need less now to start-up

4.2.2. seen as a badge of honour to the entrepreneur

4.2.3. need to get smarter about the money game

4.2.4. bootstrap for longer BOOK: The Lean Start-up

4.3. Creation of the firm is a slow iterative process

4.3.1. Not stop/start

4.3.2. Less about mechanical parts Business plans Incorporation

4.3.3. A question of figuring out the formula that works

4.3.4. More about the essence of the idea

4.3.5. How do I start solving a problem...

4.4. "Building airplanes in flight"

4.4.1. demonstrate the quality of the idea

4.4.2. Its a team sport

4.5. Create the right environment

4.5.1. Make it easy for people to collaborate

4.5.2. Do entrepreneurs create venture capitalists or do V.C's create entrepreneurs?

5. Challenges to the Entrepreneur

5.1. not necessarilly made a success yet...

5.2. right attitude required

5.3. Not knowing what to do next

5.4. Not knowing how to do it

5.5. Very rarely lack big picture vision

5.6. Fear of the unknown

5.6.1. outside their existing expertise Not Knowing the market Overcome this by finding people who do know

5.6.2. outside of their understanding

5.6.3. each step offers more unknowns...

5.6.4. "Blindfolded in a tunnel in the dark" vulnerable to "sharks" lured into "dodgey" invention promotion partnership - realize mistake at £16k vulnerable to loss of ideas

5.6.5. Accept bad advice Social Media could be an example

5.7. Fear of failure

5.8. Fear of success

5.8.1. "If I'm too successful I'll never see my family"

5.8.2. Can cripple female entrepreneurs

5.9. Fear itself!

5.10. Lack of contacts

5.10.1. Social Media great to overcome this LinkedIN Use testimonials

5.10.2. Review sites Use resource to build testimonials

5.11. Lack of credibility

5.12. The architect

5.12.1. set the vision

5.13. the builder

5.13.1. set the action to make it happen

5.14. Focus on end goal and vision

5.15. Fundamental Business Skills

5.15.1. Managing Cash flow

5.15.2. Strategic Growth Management

5.16. Often doing it alone

5.17. "Life is a process of Iteration"

5.17.1. There is no "failure" People who get it wrong have not failed People who give up too early fail

5.17.2. From learning comes growth

5.17.3. Evolution Move from Biology to Technology Humans are not evolving to have extra thumbs... We evolve at a slower rate to technology Technology is evolving at a different speed.

5.17.4. You must follow YOUR journey

5.18. Protecting Intellectual Property whilst building a community

5.18.1. Non-disclosure agreement Still can't talk to too many people Find inventor Clubs/ Trusting Communities

5.18.2. Your community can improve your idea for you

5.18.3. Talk to them about the problem that their idea solves

5.18.4. Apply for a patent or design rights Protect your idea Sometimes its very pertanent to protect with a patent. 1 example is responsible for $1 billion turnover in Malaysia - Patent was essential. Kane's own designs copies Other examples copied Sometimes there is every reason to patent

5.18.5. People could steal your idea BUT because they're NOT on the same journey as you it doesn't really matter. Share with as many people as you can Allow the interaction to develop your ideas e.g. of fashion desinger flattered by someone "stealing" his idea - T-shirt business

5.18.6. Danger of paranoia about not sharing People can overrate their own ideas Tell others and it makes it better Take a leap of faith Patents and IP becoming a little old fashioned

5.18.7. No one can steal your vision.

5.19. Social Media

5.19.1. Sharing Twitter all about sharing 10 x per day Facebook 3 x per day Mind maps Slow growth Pulling teeth getting people to upload content Iterative process Tipping point with people's willingness to share content Marketing - social networks

5.19.2. Connecting with like minds

5.19.3. Meet people with similar interests

6. Global Entrepreneurship Week

6.1. 131 Countries

6.2. Success Stories in Supporting

7. Movember

7.1. Raising Awareness of Prostate Cancer

7.2. Grow a moustache for the month of November

8. IdeaspaceGlobal

8.1. Global Entrepreneurship Week

8.1.1. 130 Countries around the world

8.2. Knowledge base

8.3. workspace

8.4. From inspiration to aspiration

8.4.1. Easier

8.4.2. More successful journey

8.5. World recession

8.5.1. New Entrepreneurs needed

8.5.2. Critical to building economy

8.6. Good news

8.6.1. Understanding how to recognize risks

8.6.2. Getting better at offering genuine support

8.6.3. Education and sharing of knowledge

9. Social Media Illumination

9.1. Figure out strategy

9.1.1. Facebook

9.1.2. Twitter

9.1.3. LinkedIN etc

9.2. Find Clients

10. Innovation Warehouse

10.1. A place to call home

10.2. A place to grow

10.3. Innovative Companies

10.3.1. Funding

10.3.2. Ways to grow

10.3.3. Structured support

11. What do Entrepreneurs need to know in order to succeed?

11.1. From people who have been there before...

11.2. What are some of the challenges they are likely to face

11.3. How to overcome such challenges

11.4. How to generate ideas

11.5. How to make these happen

12. Inherent fears

12.1. Be honest with yourself

12.2. What's blocking you?

12.3. "I don't know where I'm going"

12.4. Will my idea work

12.5. What happens when it goes wrong...

13. The Collective Concious - Bringining Minds Together

13.1. Inquisitive People

13.2. Been thinking this way since childhood

14. Mind Maps

14.1. Benefits of Mindmaps

14.1.1. Management people projects

14.1.2. Visual dashboard

14.1.3. creating visions

14.1.4. analysing disasters

14.1.5. see big picture easily

14.1.6. drill down details

14.2. All 500 of Fortune 500 Companies use mindmaps

14.3. How to draw a mind map

14.3.1. start with specific subject in mind

14.3.2. build out the relevance with seperate branches and headings

14.4. Slow thoughts down to the point where we can hear them.

15. Types of Thinking

15.1. Lateral Thinking

15.1.1. Understanding the logical thread of thought

15.1.2. Moving across these

15.2. Parallel thinking

15.2.1. Approaching a situation from the same perspective at the same time

15.2.2. 6 Thinking Hats Parallel Thinking Tool Edward de Bono

15.2.3. Whether Forecast™ Parallel Thinking Tool Celia Gates

15.3. Critical Thinking

15.3.1. Limiting

15.3.2. Judgemental

15.3.3. Negative

15.4. Creative Thinking

15.4.1. the creation of value

15.5. Thinking skills can be taught

15.5.1. willingness to accept ideas

15.5.2. willingness to obtain movement from them

15.6. Decisions

15.6.1. Pros and Cons

15.6.2. Quadratic Approach

15.6.3. Edward de Bono's 6 Thinking Hats

15.6.4. Celia Gates' Whether Forecast

15.7. Procrastination

15.7.1. Indecision costs more than recovering from the wrong decision

15.7.2. waste time worrying

15.7.3. consume resources without learning anything new

15.8. Holistic Thinking

15.8.1. Embracing critical and creative thinking skills simultaneously

15.8.2. stimulating sparks of genius

15.8.3. collaborative communication from a parallel approach

15.8.4. Whether Forecast Intuitive and easy Time saving 45 mins in the hour Innovation generating

16. Over the centuries little attention has been paid to thinking

16.1. Greek Gang of 3

16.1.1. Plato

16.1.2. Aristotle

16.1.3. Socrates

16.1.4. 2 dimentional approach Black and white Pros and cons

16.2. Cave Man Thinking

16.2.1. What is this?

16.3. The Church

16.3.1. by means of obtaining the truth

16.4. Logical Thinking

16.4.1. Taught in Schools

16.4.2. Routeen approach Ecellent but not good enough