Listed below in chronological order, with the newest videos added to the bottom, are the live-recordings of each Exponential Entrepreneur "Discovery Session" to-date
For optimal experience & context it is recommended you view the initial videos first, labeled "Orientation",
prior to viewing the "topic-specific" videos
Brief (informal / adhoc) Introduction Video
Discovery Session #1- Apr 16th 2020
"DON'T LET THE CORONAVIRUS DISRUPT YOUR EDUCATION ... OR YOUR DESTINY" - The initial "Discovery Session" (recorded live Zoom mtg) for the Exponential Entrepreneur series brought to you by Exponential Destiny. Meet the team, learn about our mission & purpose, & why we have launched this program for high school students in low-income & underserved communities, especially in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
"Discovery Session" #2- Apr 17th 2020
(recorded live Zoom mtg) of the Exponential Entrepreneur series brought to you by Exponential Destiny. "Who” is going to teach & coach us on all of this stuff? and “How” is this all going to come together to deliver impact? In this discussion we cover the Theory of Impact for the program. So we address the question Who?" & "How?" will this program deliver on its mission (see the #1 Discovery Session video above for the 'Why?")
"Discovery Session" #3- Apr 20th 2020
(recorded live Zoom mtg) of the Exponential Entrepreneur series brought to you by Exponential Destiny. In this discussion we finish covering the Theory of Impact for the program, covering the goals and objectives, as well as who should participate.
"Discovery Session" #4- Apr 21st 2020
(recorded live Zoom mtg) of the Exponential Entrepreneur series brought to you by Exponential Destiny. In this discussion we cover the Theory of Change for education more broadly being transformed by new technologies - Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Holograms, 5G+ networks, global connectivity. Ever wonder what the public school system may look like in the (near) future?
"Discovery Session" #5- Apr 22nd 2020 (recorded live) of the Exponential Entrepreneur series brought to you by Exponential Destiny. In this discussion we cover the LEARNING ROADMAP for the next 8 months until the end of the year (Apr 2020 - Dec 2020). The team talks about the order of topics that will be covered, & how the discussions & lessons will evolve over the next several months. The coaches also discuss their experiences of being an entrepreneur, and how to think about competition.
"Discovery Session" #6- Apr 23rd 2020 (recorded live). We discuss "New Rules"- the capabilities, skills, & resources you need to be an entrepreneur and run your own business? Funding? College Degree? Hiring/build a team? Software- Customers payments, invoicing, etc? Marketing, sales, etc.? Well, did you realize that unlike just 10 years ago, you can "crowdsource","crowdfund",attend courses/educate (via "MOOCs"), use SaaS (Software as a Service) & many resources are free or very low cost on-line.
"Discovery Session" #7- Apr 24th 2020 (recorded live). "It is Friday!"-in this more laid back Friday session, we cover how a few years ago a 19 yr. old college drop-out went from "I have an idea", to "I run a multi-billion $ business". We discuss how that exponential entrepreneur used crowdfunding & new advances in tech to invent a game-changing virtual reality product. If you're a gamer, you'll really enjoy this back story on how a young entrepreneur followed his passion & changed the world!
"Discovery Session" #8- Apr 27th 2020 (recorded live). Co-Host, Marco, a recent alumni from a public high school in south central Los Angeles, and his team (coaches) discuss how they started their own businesses, initially at the age of 17. We cover how they raised funds, found customers, advertised, accepted payments, leveraged new technologies, while keeping their setup cost to zero. They share lessons learned, where they failed, & how they succeeded - making an impact, while earning income.
"Discovery Session" #9- Apr 28th 2020 (recorded live). "My mind is BLOWN!" - We get off on a bit of a tangent, but a wild ride talking about "Blockchain". Although we will more formally cover Blockchain in detail as part of a later program, this was a taste of "the art of the possible", & how the convergence of new technologies such as blockchain, augmented reality, AI, spatial web, & innovation methods such game-mechanics & crowd-sourcing are all tools for an exponential entrepreneur.
"Discovery Session" #10- Apr 29th 2020 (recorded live). Marco & coaches - recent alumni from a south central LA public high school - share their experience starting a digital marketing firm- aligned with their passion to get young people out to vote. We discuss how to build a team with the right diversity of personalities. Discuss how they incorporated their business with the Gov/IRS to be eligible for public & private contracts. Sound complicated? Actually, not at all-listen to find out why!
"Discovery Session" #11- Apr 30th 2020 (recorded live). In this session, we discuss how AI is being used in L.A. to monitor & help fight the coronavirus, & data & AI being used to track the virus globally. We discuss "Big Data", & "Data Visualization", & other core concepts that every entrepreneur (& every student) should know in order to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. We discuss recent headlines that state "Big Data is the new Gold". Never heard of "Big Data", well this you need to know!
"Discovery Session" #12- May 1st 2020 (recorded live). In this session we interview one of the head Coaches, Kevin Vega, as he describes his AMAZING journey of starting his own business-first in a public high school in south central Los Angeles, & then in college. His inspiring story about how he was told "no-that won't work!" but he persisted.How he failed & learned, until he found success. This is a truly incredible lesson of how to be an exponential entrepreneur. HIGHLY RECOMMEND WATCHING!
"Discovery Session" #13- May 4th 2020 LINEAR TO EXPONENTIAL-During this discussion we focus on a graph published by world renowned scientist & technologist Ray Kurzweil in his 2005 book, "The Singularity is Near". This discussion, although a bit in the weeds on data and computing history, is very important to fully comprehend & appreciate the underlying force that is driving the extraordinary & disruptive pace of change that continues to transform society, business, gov., & life for us all.
"Discovery Session" #14- May 5th 2020.
We continue from session #13 but complete the picture discussing how new innovations (AI, robotics, bio-tech, etc.) that were once only accessible to large org & gov, is being "democratized" so every individual who are getting connected via the internet. Today, about 50% of the people on the planet have access to the internet, within 5 yrs we will add another 4-5 billion people (100%). Can you imagine a world w/ that level of connectivity & capability?
"Discovery Session" #15- May 6th 2020. We discuss how certain trends in consumer & society behavior, brought on by dramatic events (i.e., coronavirus) result in new innovative methods to meet the needs of consumers, & how an entrepreneur is able to put all of these pieces together to come up with an idea for a business while making social impact. We review an article about a young entrepreneurial woman in KUALA LUMPUR who uses Facebook-Live to auction off the daily catch to on-line shoppers.
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