Opening Discussion Topic:
In March, Ujj Nath, CEO of myKaarma – and a member of ABL-Tech West LA, shared with us the positive impact a new book, Working Backwards, is having on his SaaS company. Given Ujj has already grown his start-up into a successful multi-million dollar business, the Group was very interested in learning more about “how it works.”
Last week, Lisa Perrine, EdD, CEO of Cibola Systems, who “absolutely loves trying (and failing) at new things – no risk, no reward,” used the visionary-future dated Press Release approach detailed in the book’s title chapter to make her Strategic Advisory Presentation to the Table. While it was a major modification of our usual approach, the Group responded with seven pages of great feedback to a business concept she’s launching at Cibola. Lisa related she was “definitely inspired by the group’s insights, and has already started working on Press Release v.3. :)”
So, we’ve prepared a Briefing on the key material in Working Backwards, to open our May Round Table. Our Discussion questions will include:
Then, as always, we’ll look to hear and discuss, “What’s Keeping You Up Nights?”
We’ll also be serving as Strategic Advisory Board Members to ABL’s George Mekhtarian, as he makes his Featured Member Presentation.
George Mekhtarian is CEO of California Lightworks, a company focused on the research, design, development, and manufacturing of advanced energy-efficient LED horticulture lights. California Lightworks’ vision is to apply the latest advances in solid-state lighting and controls technology along with innovative manufacturing techniques to deliver highly differentiated products at competitive prices to the professional greenhouse and indoor horticulture markets.
Our San Gabriel Valley Technology Round Table meets on the 1st Friday of the month (with the exception of some holidays, like Jan. 1st ). We have been meeting via ZOOM since April, and look forward to meeting again in person – once we can do so safely, hopefully early in the New Year.
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