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Mission and Vision Statement

At first I really didn't know the difference between the two honestly and I really thought they were the same thing but in reality they are quite different. Mission statement refers to what the company is about, what it does, it speaks in present tense while the vision statement is what the company plans to do, what are its future goals how does it plan to make an impact. So when I was coming up with my mission statement and vision statement, I really had to word them carefully because I wanted my entire company to be understood or at-least known just by looking at it's mission and vision statement. In my mission statement I asked myself questions like what do I want my app to be, what will make people want my app, how will our brand be viewed and those questions guided me to come up with the mission statement "Personalized media app that caters to bring all online things relevant to you, all under one platform". When I was coming up with my vision statement, I asked…

How will I protect my intellectual property

Well, to be frank my idea isn't something completely new and will be using technologies that already exist, so there's really not much to protect I think. My idea is creating an all in one social media app for people who want the media, but not the social ties that come with it. In class we talked about 4 ways we could protect our intellectual property which were: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents and Trade Secrets, for copyrights, I think I will copy right the code that I use in the app but that really doesn't mean much because someone could change a small aspect of the code and use it for the same exact cause I'm using it for to achieve the same thing and it'll perfectly be fine. I believe a patent for my code would be much better because I believe that protects my intellectual property more in this case than a copyright would, but unfortunately the core functionality of my application is information gathering and I most likely won't be making my own unique alg…

Dot.com to Dot.Bomb

This had to be my most memorable lecture by far, and don't get me wrong every other day of class was great but this lecture was one that I will remember for a long time. I really liked how you illustrated the timeline and everything that was happening during the dot com era and your use of dinosaurs was amazing enough by itself but then you explained why you used them to illustrate these big companies (or at-least used to be big companies), because they were extinct!
One of the key things that was evident in your lecture was the fact of how turbulent those times were for all those companies and everyone involved, the internet was just peaking and everyone wanted to get their hands on it somehow and these "dinosaurs" capitalized on this opportunity and gained success and rose to fame fairly quick. it was a power ranking that kept switching and shifting over and over and it was well illustrated with how the dinosaurs, toppled, stepped over and even merged to survive and st…

Shadrach White's Visit

Unfortunately I missed Shadrach White's visit, even though I was looking forward to it because we'd been hearing about him through out the quarter, but after looking around my fellow classmates it was noted that he was very intelligent and well spoken, so I did some googling and I came across a company called cloudPWR which is a company that he himself is the CEO of.
In the blogposts that I read it was also mentioned that his company had product called AirLift which was his 4th company. I looked him up on LinkedIn and he had a post about how he created AirLift and had 5 tips that helped him become successful: Being a revenue hawk, being positive and sharing a smile, find quiet space and time to stare out the window and think(This one actually stands out to me a lot because I rarely do it but when I do it helps me catchup with myself so I can slow down and not lose myself amidst everything else thats going on around me), make friends fast and run quickly and last but not least,…

Brian Forth's Visit

Brian Forth is the CEO of SiteCrafting which is a company that designed websites for its clients, one really key thing that stood out to me during Brian Forth's talk was the fact that his company wasn't designed the same way as many other companies out there, everyone worked next to each other which meant that everyone was easily accessible which is a unique culture that definitely stands out compared to other companies.
Another thing fascinating thing about Brian Forth's company is the fact that they have no sales people, they are the sales people! everyone spreads the company and uses word of mouth to get out there, that is amazing because that means all of the company employees are literally a walking representation of the company. There was an inspiring story that Brian Forth mentioned and it was about how designed a website for a small school and the schools principle told her husband who worked for a major company, about all the amazing work Brian Forth did and he th…