GIBB reflective Cycle
Description – what happened?
Professor Jonathan Marks brought a former student and entrepreneur to speak to the entrepreneurship class. The entrepreneur came from a sales background and started an IT consulting business straight from the MBA.
Feelings – what where you thinking and feeling?
Here is a guy with no IT background, came into my industry, built a business, sold it and started another product based tech business. Exactly what I want to do. On one hand felt relieved that my plan is valid, especially starting with a cybersecurity consulting business, creating a cash cow that will allow me to fund a product business that scales better than services. On the other hand, I felt as if I’m underperforming. Its been 7 years of hacking away at this and yet haven’t achieved escape velocity.
Analysis – What sense can you make of the situation
Taking the positives out of the encounter. Firstly i made the right choice in doing an MBA, expanding and practicing my business acumen. Secondly – Im on the right path, others have gone before me and i guess im not crazy.
Conclusion – What else could you have done
I wouldn’t change my path right now, im learning and the past 14 months have accelerated my growth in business
Action Plan – If the situation arose again, what would i do
Focus on extracting every ounce of value from the Entrepreneurship focus in building my business. At the end of the process i should be able to put forward a business thats at the very least academically sound and gives Cyber Sentinel a real fighting chance of being the success story i know it can be.