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The day when I knew the meaning of true learning

                 Last week , I had a lecture to attend in AUC “American University in Cairo”. The lecture was given by Sean Griffin, Kristen Bergman, Darren Fuqua. In fact it wasn’t a usual lecture like those who one attends every day in the college or like lectures and sessions organized inside events or trainings.

It was the first time for me to attend a lecture given by three persons in the same time !! Really it was very useful to gain from the knowledge of three persons and they really tried to share their experiences with us.

Inside my college , I really preferred the way that Dr. Ahmed Refat Azmy used while giving his lectures. He used to listen to our questions and inquiries what ever they were. I don’t think that he tried to mock anyone tried to ask him and I was proud of being his student. His teaching methods tried actively to involve us in learning. It was a different experience and I really loved that. At the end of the term I got excellent in that subject.

Back to AUC lecture , If I said that Dr. Ahmed tried to involve us inside his lecture , Mr. Sean Griffin –The main lecturer- created his lecture from students contributions.

At first , he asked about the problems any entrepreneur face before launching their project and  he involved us in a discussion about how we can overcome these problems.

The thing that amaze me is that he didn’t ignore any contribution , he write them all and tried to make them more related to the topic. I will try try to share the obstacles and the suggested solutions with you.  


What holds us back :

1- Laziness                                                                      2- Lack of money   

3- Lack of Knowledge                                                      4- Fears of loss and failure

5- Corruption                                                                   6- Strong Competition

7- Cost of opportunity                                                     8- Stereotype

9- Bad management                                                       10- Legal Issues

11- Beaurocracy                                                              12- Social Boundaries

                                             13- Bounding Team


How to overcome :

1- Create a stable market.

2- Learning communication skills

3- Talk less , listen more.

4- Trust in yourself. Just do it.

5- Choose your team members carefully.

6- Try to benefit from experience of others.

During the session , I really was pleased to see a lecturer who can successfully gain from all the ideas and contributions of the attendees. It was a nice experience and I hope to repeat it soon. Thanks Mr. Griffin , you showed me a unique technique that made learning fun.


Best Wishes

Ahmed Kamal