In today’s world, innovation and creative problem solving are important, but total commitment is essential. As Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks has said, “Everyone starts strong. Success comes to those with unwavering commitment to be at the end.”
During BizSmart Global’s Aspire to Greatness Entrepreneurship Workshop, this week November 20-24, 2012 in New Delhi, India, at the Ryan International School, – students will work in a team to create a solution to the business case provided by d.light design, an award winning energy company. d.light is a for-profit social enterprise whose purpose is to create new freedoms for customers without access to reliable power so they can enjoy a brighter future. They design, manufacture and distribute solar light and power products throughout the developing world. We mentor our students in the importance of setting goals and objectives. D.light has set their goal as the following: They aim to transform the loves of at least 100 million people by 2020. The business case used for the Aspire to Greatness Workshop can be found in one of our earlier blog posts.
Ned Tozun, co-founder has some advice for our young aspiring entrepreneurs: “Don’t give up!” He will be the first to tell you that d.light has had many challenges, but the company team has met each with passion, determination and the positive can-do spirit that continues to create the way forward to achieve their goals.
What will separate one BizSmart Global student team from another during the Aspire to Greatness Entrepreneur Workshop will be the ability to leverage the strengths and talents of each team member and to consistently create synergy as they work on their solution. Following the closing of the workshop competitions we will post the student team solutions.
An update on the Mumbai Aspire to Greatness Workshop: Last week BizSmart Global presented the Aspire to Greatness Workshop in Mumbai, India at the Cathedral and John Connon School. Due to the death of Bal Thackeray, everything in the city shut down on November 18, 2012 the originally scheduled day for the Mumbai workshop business plan competition. The BizSmart Global staff will return to Mumbai following the completion of the New Delhi Workshop to hold the Mumbai competition which is scheduled for November 25, 2012. Unforeseen challenges will inevitably come, it is our objective to mentor the students through this challenge providing a life lesson in overcoming obstacles to reach your objective and illustrating how champions separate themselves from competitors. We expect the students will rise to the challenge of this rescheduled final day to complete their session.