IBB Plan Evolves

IBB Plan Evolves
April 5, 2020 Gary Shotton

The Inspiring Better Business Plan is something that keeps evolving as we are faithful in taking the next steps.  On March 28,2020 we share the plan as we see it.  By Gary Shotton #000355

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IBB Plan Evolves

By Gary Shotton

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hello I’m Gary Shotton and I’m here as a part of Inspiring Better Business and I’m going to talk about a plan for IBBTalks as it unfolds period well some people head out in something like this nonprofit called Inspiring Better Business,  IBBTalks and you would think way right down this master plan and we’re gonna follow phase 1 phase 2 phase 3 phase phase 4 4 and we end up in our ultimate objective but frankly that’s not how I function or how I function with this I have felt God lead us in a particular direction and when we’re faithful with that particular step and we take that step then he unfolds and gives us more information and it starts to become clearer and clearer as we move down the things we’re already faithful in so the first things that we were I felt important was to create content that would be the lessons the 8 minute or eight to ten minute lessons called Inspiring IBBTalks the talks passion fashioned after TED talks and we have about 350 360 talks on our website and continually adding to that at first the the first ones I knew no one was listening and somebody advised me and said just keep teaching build content put them on on on your website and keep going no matter if no one’s listening or not that took some faith then we rolled into the reality that just the talks are not good enough we have to have something more substance to that and that you’ve revolved into what we call peer mentoring groups and we have now about 15 mentors that are from the developing nations from the Tulsa metro area from the u.s. reaching in and talking to the peer mentoring groups in foreign countries oh that’s a great step because now we’re not just putting material out where they’re talking with them weekly give them instructions and helping them through questions and answers and talking points that’s was revealed that wasn’t clear when we started now we’re at another point we’ve come to the conclusion the day we need more we need more like a curriculum something that is more definitive more more clear here’s the steps you would take to reduce poverty that’s what we’re really attempting to do we had a talk about eradicating poverty but I don’t think that’s going to happen because there’s always people that’s going to be in poverty and actually the scripture talks about the poor will always be with you but we can reduce it and we can reduce it in individuals lives and if we did reduce the poverty in a person’s life and they get on their feet then we start reducing that in a community and then in a community maybe in a state and in this nation and we can actually make an impact and change a nation that’s what we’re after so as we had a wonderful connection in the country of Tanzania mr. Eliya and he is reaching into the schools and colleges and they’re very interested in this material that we have and we started talking about a curriculum well at first we’re thinking along the line of this would be a class at the college and the class at the University and then how would this be and it came clear that this is not going to be a typical academia type class where you have a big textbook and you have a professor that’s knowledgeable about this and they’re they’re teaching this material and you have tests and you fill in the test frankly that hasn’t worked for entrepreneurship I’ve never known if it worked for entrepreneurship the college course typically is for helping people get a job in a large company or get a skill set so they can get a welding job or a skill set so they can work at the bank you know that’s what colleges and tech schools are about we’re it a little bit different than that we’re not teaching the one two threes we’re really convinced conveying the idea it’s more caught than taught once you grasp the idea of being an entrepreneur and identify yourself as an entrepreneur then we’re here to help you in that but how would we build a curriculum we’re into that we’re this could change totally in three weeks well it’s going to be fun to look back but at this moment we’ve determined that rather than have a full fledged course let’s say for the university Highschool will continue on with our peer mentoring groups but at the college and the university that causes the students to choose to select to be a part of this and put some effort on their part to join to be there to be involved and to be a committed you see it’s one thing for us to commit to help them but if they’re not committed to receive back are we actually benefiting and we’re also going to make the curriculum in what we call extremely the concept is less is more this discussed gonna be a very very slim skeleton a very slim structure with very little need for just a page of not books full of translation because it’s going to go from English to Swahili English to French English to other languages so we’re not going to be bogged down with huge volumes of translations and textbooks and tests but we’re going to convey a key point and then we’re going to use what we’ve already recorded the speakers the lessons from across the world that will be first-hand knowledge on the subject now please don’t take this wrong but many university professors are not even close to understanding what they’re talking about in the world of today’s business today’s business is evolving on a regular basis and especially in a capital society like the world is becoming a professor that’s just learned it from the book has never experienced that it’s not their fault it’s just a fact fact and so we believe with the structure of this skeleton this this the concepts of the base laws of entrepreneurship will will be available then to the students that have already made some commitments they’re listening to the materials they’re involved in a group and then we’re going to make this a referral of an outline so that then it refers to people like Judith a jeweler from Kampala and her lesson that’s already been recorded is it some lessons are wonderful about quality wonderful about customer service wonderful about don’t quit our friend Alfred Matua the auto mechanic wonderful lessons already recorded and we’re going to pull those and maybe explain a little bit as you’re watching them but we’re going to let the students hear from real people some of them in their own culture and and then we’re going to be able to have those translated so everyone’s hearing these in their own language course reading in them in their own language and down the line would just keep developing this developing this and creating a structure so that will start probably at the beginning by realizing that not everyone’s called to employ people you see a business is a business some employ people and some of them are just self-employed two people especially in developing nations ideally of entrepreneur would first have a job and then while they’re having the job they start their business on the side call it a six day on Saturday in the evenings and let that job be diminished in a way that their own business startup has replaced their current job but if you’re in the country where there are no jobs are very poor jobs you might still get a little sustaining income but we’ll encourage people to start what would call their first necessity business their certain first business out of use what’s in your hand and start growing step by step and get some kind of stability in your personal finances and from that there’s only a few people that are actually going to go on in my opinion that are called to employ people that’s where we’re headed though that’s where we want because not everyone’s an entrepreneur actually as a small percentage some people are called to be in managers they’re called in gifted by God God to what we call the gift of administration as described through Joseph in the Bible he was administrator of Potiphar’s household he was administrator of the junjin and that qualified him to administer the entire wealth of the world under Pharaoh then other people are called to be technicians as described when God asked people to build the temple of God and he said go out and find those people that are skilled in in tapestries so they can so the current those are skilled in working with lumbers and those that are skilled in metals so they could coat the lumbers with gold and silver those are technical skills not everyone’s called to be an entrepreneur so unless the entrepreneur steps up though the gift of administration and the gift of technical skills is not doesn’t have any place to work so that’s our plan it can change we believe it’s going to change but it’s going to develop and we believe that we can go to a point that we’re going to step-by-step go into a school just offer most schools around the world allow private clubs of the entrepreneurs club the the in the United States they can have a leadership Club I mean the schools in general want that they’re not curriculum based they’re their group based and that’s a perfect match for peer mentoring groups well that’s where we’re at right now on March 28th Saturday March 28 2002 2020 I’m sorry looking back it’ll be interesting to see our next step thanks for being a part of this the intention of this is to help our group really understand where we’re headed as well as those around us thank you very much
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Gary Shotton
Founder | IBBTalks.com
The founder of IBBTalks.com which was formed to "Inspire Better Business."
As an astute businessman, he is passionate about helping others in the business world achieve maximum profits. He has a keen interest in international business. www.InspiringBetterBusiness.com

1 Comment

  1. Tim Walterbach 2 months ago

    Great to hear and overall plan I think it should be helpful to our mentors.

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