Ever had a brilliant idea that you knew was going to change the world? Did you get stuck on how on earth you were going to fund your amazing project? Or how to gather a team of people with the same level of enthusiasm to push your idea forwards? Did you then give up? This was my reality for the longest time, until I attended Merit360. My biggest takeaway from this conference is that if you have a great idea, backed up by a well thought out project plan and business model, then “getting your funding is the easy bit.” –Bernie Hollywood. I have three letters for you: C.S.R.
Coming from an international school background, I thought I had seen and heard it all. That I had a basal knowledge of most cultures, but man… was I wrong. And man… did I have a laugh. On the first evening I met Terisa from Nepal. We had just done some energisers, and were getting to know each other. Terisa asked me if we used maps in my country. I was pretty sure I misunderstood her, so I asked for clarification. Yeap, she really meant maps, because she was astonished that people in other countries needed them to get around their own cities! In Kathmandu, everybody apparently knows their city like the back of their hands, and if somebody were to tell you to meet them somewhere, you would know how to get there one way or another. Fun fact.