Having done a various labs and action learning classes through MIT, my projects have turned out very differently. Each time I have learned something, helped the client, and grown in my own personal understanding of global business and entrepreneurship.
I will admit that this G-lab experience went above and beyond my hopes or very high expectations.
Brazil was definitely an awesome country with a lot to offer any action learning team, it has a vibrant culture that is really dynamic and interesting to do business in. My G-lab team was amazing, being able to mix and balance fun and hard work in a truly special way. Even our client was truly inspiring. This group of passionate and intelligent scientists was taking a very brave path into entrepreneurship and building a very unique business in Brazil.
But I expected these things (I know, very ambitious).
What was unexpected was the depth of the relationships and the real impact we had on each other. There was a real exchange of knowledge and I feel as though I developed a lasting relationship with our client. I really believe that our work was valued and will be utilized in helping the client become a global company.
At the same time it’s impossible to describe how much I learned from our clients and their struggle in making their company something really amazing. As a hopeful hardware entrepreneur their effort and experience were invaluable to me. At the same time I know we offered a real opportunity for the founders to exchange ideas and get another perspective on their business.
Overall it was a truly amazing experience.