“Can I stay seated? I like this casual atmosphere.”
That’s how I started this 3o minute talk with the doctorate students studying organizational management at Pepperdine University. It was a mere coincidence that I met Michelle, founder of Lab Humanity at 212 Pier. I started working with her immediately in the role of a consultant, this led to an opportunity to speak to her class about entrepreneurship.
Going into the class, I wasn’t quite sure what my talk should focus on. 30 minutes into listening to the class talk to each other, I soon realized that this was an opportunity to gather ideas and thoughts from a very active and engaged audience. I only spoke for fifteen minutes, followed by fifteen minutes of questions and thoughts on entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and the application of organizational leadership in community building.