I have only ever heard great things about the Duke in Silicon Valley program, so I signed up. With little prior knowledge of what to expect, I embarked on this adventure with the hope of gaining interesting insights from an entrepreneurship course and the chance to explore San Francisco. Little did I know that the four-week program would not only
As we come to the conclusion of a summer program that can be described as nothing more than every self help book combined into one, this last week was my personal favorite. Often the concept of an idea gets conflated with a dream. A dream is something fictional. The bridge in bringing the dream into reality is what we learned.
A (Contradictory) Guide to Success “Communicating efficiently always pops” – Michael Barnett At first glance, it is challenging to comprehend the significance of a blue square on a canvas. However, Yves Klein’s iconic blue square is a masterpiece because of its sheer simplicity and skill required to paint a single color on a canvas so evenly. Just as this artwork
Duke in Silicon Valley Week 2 Recap 1. “Yes, and” could Change your Team and Change your Life Improv is so much more than acting on the fly and its value spans way beyond the stage. We learned how to say “yes, and,” which is basically the idea that you take what somebody else says, accept it, and use it
Introduction: Prepare to be captivated as we take you on an electrifying journey deep into the heart of technological innovation: Silicon Valley. Get ready to witness the transformative power of an experience that will leave you breathless. I am Wanghley Soares Martins, a passionate and driven student majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science with a Certificate in
This first week in Silicon Valley has been a very new and exciting experience. With different site visits and speakers each day, we have received so much helpful advice about how to build a startup or make meaning in your job at a large company. On our first day, guest speaker Michelle Addison, CEO of the startup Allergood, spoke to