Well, yesterday was quite an adventure.
Let me start the day backwards….
After work, Shannon took us to Walmart, which is in Reno (about 30 minutes from Incline Village) to do some much need shopping. We then went to AT&T and KFC. You can imagine four females in Walmart can take sometime, let alone the additional stops. The time was getting rather late and we found ourselves heading back around 9.30pm, it was starting to rain. We managed to get up less than a quarter up the mountain when the snow started to fall quite heavily. So much so that we were forced to make a U-Turn back down to Reno. We stayed at the Grand Sierra Hotel (same one as in Top Gear S12 EP2). That was pretty cool, I watched Disney Channel.
This whole experience reminds me of Nirvana’s Where did you sleep last night?
My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night
In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don’t ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through
The snow has not stopped in Incline Village today. It is so beautiful. John will be taking me snow shoeing in a bit, which I am quite excite about.
The proverbial snow day is quite nice to work with. We did a lot of Endor Learning business planning, brainstorming or what I am now referring to as SNOWSTORMING.
There is a strong focus on the process of getting my schools of the ground. We have decided to work backwards…establishing the ‘need’ and thus working with how we can fulfill that need.
We came up with an elevator pitch for the concept:
We produce job-ready employees for businesses throughout South Africa
The business model has evolved so much in just a few hours. I am really excited to see where it lands by the end of this programme.
Things learnt today:
- Don’t be afraid to think globally
- Go to the top rank in a company where you require information.
- People ask themselves three things when working with anyone:
- Can I trust you?
- Are you committed to excellence?
- Do you care about me as a person?
I am currently busy with research for the first stage of the process. However, the snow is distracting.