J. Lewis Takes Us to School

We interview Mr. Lewis, an Engineering Teacher with Charles W Stanford Middle School. He shares insight into growth mindset and solving impossible tasks. Tune in for major pearls of wisdom about growth mindsets. It was a great chat and wonderful afternoon. Thank you Mr. Lewis. “Nobody’s ever finished.” True. Very true. We think the Mythbusters would…

A Case of the “I Can’ts̶...

A Case of the “I Can’ts”

“‘Tis none for you; there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”  W. Shakespeare Fear can over ride your intuition. When that happens creative solutions to problems are hard to find. Better to step back and reduce the fear. I’ve got a case of the “I can’ts”.  It’s a toxic mixture….

HOWL Podcast Interview with Protagonist ...

HOWL Podcast Interview with Protagonist Lab

We were thrilled to stop by the NC State student news podcast, “HOWL,” recently and get interviewed for their September 20 episode. You can listen in here, and please subscribe to their station while you’re at it: https://soundcloud.com/howl-704164214/episode-5-protagonist-lab In this episode, Emma Finley, a current NC State student studying Communications, and host/producer of HOWL, asks us about our upcoming…

Erika Reviews Paul

Collaboration. How to collaborate? Why do you collaborate? The peer review offered me a critical piece of information to help the collaboration wheels rolling. Listen to the needs of your partner. Adjust accordingly. Great key to success.

Peer Review Vlog!

  Erika and I, sit down to note our strengths and chart adjustments during our three month peer review. Team work builds the foundation that gives your ideas a place to grow. Peer review template > peerreviewtemplate  

Create a Startup Company: Who Me?

Create a Startup Company: Who Me?

How do I know I can create a startup company? I woke up and checked my social media. A friend posted this meme. “Whatever you are meant to do. Do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” Social media posts slipped bright faces of children marching off to the first day of school.  It’s probably…

Protagonist Lab By the Numbers: Baseline

Protagonist Lab By the Numbers: Baseline

Days Since Inception: 91 LLC Bank Accounts Set Up with Two Equal Shares of Seed Money: 1 Customer Research Interviews Conducted: 11 Surveys Designed: 2 Surveys Discarded: 1 Twitter Followed: 170 Twitter Followers: 47 Customer Interviewee Who Brought Her Puppy: 1 Hours Logged in Brainstorming Sessions: 150 Podcasts: 1 People who have said, “Oh, I…

Calling All Meredith, Peace, and NC Stat...

Calling All Meredith, Peace, and NC State Students!

Protagonist Lab is hosting a study group meetup on September 21 at Lucky Tree Coffee shop. Please join us! What: free coffee* What else: information and guidance about forming helpful study partnerships to get you farther, faster in your college studies When: Wednesday, September 21, at 4:30 PM Where: Lucky Tree, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh NC http://www.luckytreeraleigh.com…

Startup Excellence: Apprentice in a Coff...

Startup Excellence: Apprentice in a Coffee Shop

Thinking about starting your own company? My advice, work behind the bar in a coffee shop. When you work in a coffee shop you develop a tactile appreciation for your product, finance, and customer you serve. I worked for a coffee shop and loved every minute of it. That experience formed the foundation for my startup skill set….

Big Picture Data Points for Your Startup

Big Picture Data Points for Your Startup

I’m feeling the Big Picture from our customer research. It’s a big big picture. They break down into these characteristics: culture of shame, niceness, trust, sharing and cultural shifts. The task for Protagonist Lab is to make an app that functions with these pieces. How do you even make a niceness app? We are at…

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