Project 2 – Math for parents and children – Update 1

Project 2 – Math for parents and children – update 1

 

I’ve been working on this idea in two ways.

  1. To create some material to show to possible customers
  2. To find people to discuss the idea

 

On item A I had some advance, because I prepared an initial list of the material I thought I need to teach

On item B I discussed with my work colleagues, and they liked it

So it was advancing

 

But then I got stuck, writing the ideas

 

When getting stuck, I went to my emotions and tried to find out why

Usually its fear, or lack of passion

This time I could be honest with myself and look at the task and feel it wasn’t interesting for real

That the quantity was large enough that it would take me several years to write all the material, and I didn’t like the idea at all

 

I found out I like to teach, but I don’t like too long projects, I like the excitement of something new

And even more, I like to be able to consolidate my thoughts in a short way to send to other people

 

Is a sense, I like what I need to do for my work, finding something that I can manage to finish and ship

 

Further thoughts made me realize that the product scope can be redefined.

The scope is not the material, but the attitude – how to present it to the children, make it human and tangible

Make the material a bridge between generations, where the two can join effort and overcome the difficulties together

The major change is that refocusing my effort means I don’t need to rewrite all the material, just an introduction

So I’m back on schedule, where I need to finish the first chapter for the end of next week.

 

 

 

 

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Project 2 – Math for parents and children – initiation

Most children that have problem with mathematics start at age of 10-12, where its not a play anymore and studies become more serious

My experience is that parents are unable to help them as most are also terrified of math and ask external help, usually a private tutor.

Having the same problem with my son, and following the bad help of private tutors, I tried a different path. To teach him math in a more clear and simple way, giving him the confidence that he has support at home and on the way improving our relationship. Since the method gave such success, when repeated with other materials, I believe it’s a great way for every parent – children needing help with math

 

Here is the product:

An online course for parents and children to learn together math

The outcomes of the course are:

  1. both parent and children improve mathematics
  2. bonding of parent and childres
  3. a joint feeling of success

 

product development phases:

  1. idea generation – have basic idea and target group
  2. product production – enough outline to be able to define the price, cost and value to customer
  3. product validation – have at least 10 people willing to buy now the product, based on the outline
  4. product marketing plan – not done
  5. product sales pitch – not done
  6.  product sales page – not done

 

next steps

  1. find 10 willing customers
  2. define the product sales pitch

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Project 1 – Learn Google Search Summary

This is a bit of cheating as this project was done june 2014.

The project was selling an hebrew ebook on how to search on google efficiently, and give the hints on how to think. you can still find the sale page online, and the guide is still for sale.

Summary – two sales, to friends.

What was done right:

  1. Some validation – there is a lot of free information, but nothing as good as the guide
  2. The guide is clear and has value
  3. Product sale page

What was done wrong:

  1. Not enough validation
  2. Not enough marketing, and no clear marketing plan
  3. Value and Pricing too cheap, losing message calue

 

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The Quest Begins

I have a good job, a rewarding job

But I feel empty

I want to be exposed to new things, not only technical, not
only be an engineer

I’m looking for the risk of doing for myself, not only as
employee

I’m starting a quest:

Make 101 business projects, exploring the things I can do,
make, sell, and any other crazy Idea

In order to make it a valid quest I give myself a time
limit, I have 10 years for this giving about 5 weeks on average per project

my only goal here is to learn about myself, grow and see
where it leads me

hope to have your company with me

 

Daniel

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