Highlights from the very first hack2HATCH, October 5 - 7, 2012, Cebu, Philippines
We do not hold on to our original idea out of sheer stubbornness, or because our ego is tied up with its rightness. Instead, we move with what presents itself to us in the moment, exploring and exploiting different branches and contingencies. We thus manage to turn feathers into flying material. The difference then is not in some initial creative power of the brain, but in how we look at the world and the fluidity with which we can reframe what we see. Creativity and adaptability are inseparable.
At the end of the day, it’s all about taking action! So go and do!
“Entrepreneurship is more about the actions you take, not the person you are. If you take action, you are ahead of the vast majority of people, who talk about entrepreneurship, but never build anything.”
- Anna Vital, Funders and Founders
Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Innovation (via Fast Company).
Inspired by the travelling exhibits of the Science Centrum, Zamboanga Mayor Celso Lobregat decided to build the very first science park in Zamboanga City.
“The proposed park will be constructed in the 1,828-square-meter lot adjacent to the City Museum and right behind the laminar jets fountain, where the statue of the late Mayor Maria Clara Lobregat is located.
The park will house 56 exhibits such as the Pipes of Pan, Van de Graff generator, Pedal generator, Bernoulli Blower, Laser Harp, Musical Tunnel, Wonder House and a lot more.” -Sunstar.com.ph
The Philippines and the Filipino are ready. For investment, development, and progress. Watch the video to see why.
Science + Communications… again! “Talk Nerdy To Me” - a talk by Melissa Marshall on TED.
In this video, Melissa Marshall “shares powerful tips on presenting complex scientific ideas to a general audience,” in less than 5 minutes!
We desperately need great communication from our scientists and engineers in order to change the world. - Melissa Marshall
Check it out!
Seth Godin, Marketing Guru, on what an elevator pitch should really do. From his blog: sethgodin.typepad.com.
Tackle a small market (that’s going to be big eventually), look for bizarre behavior, and other great advice for those developing startups.
Editor’s note: This is a guest post on TechCrunch by Greg McAdoo. Greg’s interests include collaborative consumption, the cloud infrastruture and the post-PC era. He currently works with companies like Airbnb, Bump, Songkick and Y Combinator.