Ok, I’m here

hello, hello? i’m feeling clueless on this dashboard here. is this how we are going to do it?

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64 comments on “Ok, I’m here
  1. amy says:

    im writing from website – it feels warmer.

    join me?

  2. amy says:

    i mean that i am posting comments from the website rather than from the dashboard…

  3. meghan says:

    Yes, I am on the website now, on the blog post page.

  4. meghan says:

    Ok, I just got your last post without having to refresh. How is this working for you?

  5. amy says:

    what are your latest entrepreneurial desires?

    how do we approach applications to student entrepreneur competitions and dynamo challenge?

    maybe i should go talk to the lady in charge and confess our position? it says on one of the applications that she (ann) is happy to talk…

  6. amy says:

    it seems that i need to refresh too but maybe an automatic refresh goes ahead every few minutes…?

    • meghan says:

      Ok, let’s go with this flow and see how it works.
      As far as being entrepreneurs . . . I think we need to step back and consolidate our position. Work on our vision and mission and 5 month and fifty year plan. That will lead seamlessly to entrepreneurial interventions such as the Dynamo challenge.

  7. amy says:

    another idea: the socialist students handed me a leaflet on campus last week…

    i wondered about amiga enterprises brokering a creative discussion between the entrepreneurial offices and socialist organisations on campus?

  8. meghan says:

    That is creative! We are all about collaboration and mediation, so socialism and capitalism can work together. That would be truly groundbreaking!
    I am also interested in the word ‘dynamo’. I think that if we are to infiltrate the event, we should talk about marketing dynamos that are powered by kinaesthetic energy.

  9. meghan says:

    Do you have a sense of how big the event will be? Would your presence be truly disruptive or merely an opportunity for research and blending in?

  10. amy says:

    ah i agree.

    we need a mission statement, which is perhaps aligned with our utopian vision?

    if we define ourselves as a fantasy business with a utilitarian aspiration: to inspire other businesses to fantacise?

    perhaps we also take our cue from excellent musicians such as the lady who sings the ‘money’ song. both her message and her style are right up amiga’s street…

  11. meghan says:

    Speaking of the ‘money’ song, I feel we should also spend a little time doing some archiving on this blog. Somebody coming into this conversation will be entirely clueless as to what we are talking about.
    I really like that churning of confusion as a starting place but it might not be the best strategy for presenting a professional image.

  12. meghan says:

    By the way, I stole the ‘money’ song from facebook – somebody had stolen it from Wendy Houston’s post. I am not friends with her on facebook but have sent a request after seeing that post. I feel it is important to build up a social network that reflects our professional interests. Wendy Houston is an important reference that we have yet to discuss. Do you remember seeing her jumping up and down somewhere near the river on some river boat/art cruise?

  13. amy says:

    hmmm…i wonder about confessing to both events that we are an arts organisation that uses entrepreneurial rhetoric as a provoking agent to our own practice. i would be inclined to confess the whole process of A.E. over the summer – a blurry line between satire and genuine enthusiasm.

    give them the chance to say ‘yes’ to us and then we can run free and play either a provocative / playful role or use it as an R & D opp (where i quietly witness and blog / document in conversation with you)…

    hows this cross conversation working for you?

    for me, it kind of symbolises the loose listening practices of enthusiastic practitioners: which is WHAT WE ARE – women with PASSION!

  14. amy says:

    yes wendy houston.

    good one.

    i am going to see her work ‘fifty acts’ this friday in london…will report back to you.

    i think we should contact her for some mentoring – she would be perfect.

    perhaps after this friday’s gig, we regroup and put together a shared statement with her ears in mind?

  15. meghan says:

    I think that is a great idea. Talk to Ann, she could become an important contact. I believe in total transparency, even when our actual motivations are so murky that they are not, in the end, fully transparent.
    “Enthusiastic Practitioner” – This could be a new area of research with us. Perhaps we can develop a workshop that we could market?

  16. meghan says:

    Good idea, we need to gather some mentors to nudge us in the right direction. Wendy might be good at giving shoves too.

  17. meghan says:

    Have you had a chance to read ‘Bright Sided’ yet?

  18. amy says:

    ok i will book apttmt with ann. was googling her earlier – will send you a link / relevant bio info.

    i wonder if we work on a mission statement to bring to said face to face.

    always good to appear prepared and to have a script?

  19. meghan says:

    The only thing that I feel is strange about this blog post chat is the absence of personal chit-chat. As female entrepreneurs, we do have a porous border between the personal and professional, yet here I am refraining from discussing these matters.

  20. meghan says:

    Yes, perhaps we can make an action plan:
    To do:
    1. Archive material on blog. Video products, important references.
    2. Draft clear mission/vision/objectives/business plan
    3. Strategize on upcoming activities.

  21. amy says:

    well said, amiga.

    we could resolve by
    1. developing a code language for personal matters

    or

    2. inserting live chit chat option

    i think flexibility is key to success therefore let us practice what we preach.

  22. amy says:

    ok, lets start with number 3 and work backwards?

    idea for developing misson: we use strategy oft used in drama games, by building up a story line by line…?

  23. meghan says:

    Ok, I will take the initiative and will begin live skype chat. We are genetically programmed to multi-task so I think we are up for this challenge. We will have two parallel tracks, one for professional and one for personal.

  24. meghan says:

    Ah, but you need to sign on to skype, facebook or gmail first.

  25. meghan says:

    I like your idea for establishing the mission. The archiving might be something to both do on our own time. We can go through previous correspondence and other material and add what we feel is needed, let it build organically.

  26. meghan says:

    And we’re back . . .Whew, thanks, I needed that girly chat.

  27. amy says:

    what is your official position on documentation?

    like in your mFA did you have to justify your relationship with it?

  28. amy says:

    ok our agenda for the rest of october:

    -continue blogging / weekly multi chat events
    -write up mission statement and other visions with view to completion for 26 oct deadline
    -av to contact ann the entrepreneur coordinator at chich
    -av & ck to collaborate on official decoda / summer dancing slideshow for website
    -continue to develop web presence, by adding video links etc

  29. meghan says:

    My thesis project largely was about documentation, so the thesis delved into it a lot. Documentation is hugely important in our culture, and easily can supersede the practice. That’s why I’ve been trying to make projects that incorporate a sort of documentation (that attempts to be more embodied and subjective than usual documentation strategies) into the practice.

  30. meghan says:

    That sounds like a good plan. I will take the lead on updating the blog and also adding videos to the video page.

  31. amy says:

    ah yes of course…

    and the amiga approach to documentation is a hyper example.

    i am thinking of proposing documentation as a form of ‘love’ – which is, both during and after, attuned (therapeutic term) to what is happening, tracking what’s present and what needs to happen next…early thoughts

  32. meghan says:

    I think the mission statement can emerge from an evolving google doc. I’ll set one up. Do you have a gmail address that you use?

  33. amy says:

    roger that.

    can we bounce back a few thoughts about mission now? maybe contain it to 5 comments each or something?

  34. meghan says:

    That sounds great! Challenging too. I’ve often felt that the documentation is more like a duty or chore imposed from the outside of the artistic practice, it is good to turn it around to caretaking within a relationship.

  35. meghan says:

    Let’s go for it.
    Our mission is to substantially transform global business and artistic practice and fundamentally transform human relationships. We envision a world where all creative ideas are given the chance to thrive, people embrace connection and everyone has a chance to laugh at themselves.

  36. amy says:

    Our mission is to embrace the kinaesthetic and the kooky into public relations and marketing strategy. We do this through innovative interviewing technqiues and through unusual outfits. We do this through our unquestioning and non linear approach to problem solving. We do this through sampling existing marketing phenomena (such as patriotism) and making it our own.

  37. meghan says:

    We believe that ‘not only is the personal political, it is also profitable.’ Therefore, we are engineering a new form of female-oriented business that embraces under-recognized forms of knowledge, such as menstrual cycles, as well as unconventional forms of profit, such as next-life Kkarrma accumulation.

  38. amy says:

    Therefore our approach to ‘profit’ is both unconventional and innovative. In measuring our success by our own measures, we redefine and reclaim business practice as our own. We are successful because we say we are.

  39. meghan says:

    Therefore, failure is structurally impossible.

  40. amy says:

    Yes.

    And anyway failure is only an opportunity in an unfortunate disguise.

  41. meghan says:

    We do not believe that our business practices are truly outside of the norm, just that we have recognized and refined what is currently occurring in the business environment. We take inspiration from great leaders on wall street as well as great artistic leaders.

  42. amy says:

    We are redefining what ‘niche’ means. By occupying many territories we create another. Pioneering spirit. Prairie dresses.

  43. amy says:

    Dressing for success, talking positive, looking good and faith in our ability to meet the changing times with choreographic strategy.

  44. meghan says:

    Dress code is an important aspect of our business. It is always evolving but in the past has incorporated pioneer dress day, patriotic day, animal mask day, seventies pant-suit day, society lady day. Often our days are not on any one particular day and happen simultaneously.

  45. meghan says:

    As dancers, we work from a kinaesthetic base and are uniquely situated to innovate ‘somaconzeptualizations’ for profit on all levels. We often use talk about strategy in terms of choreographic structure and about leadership through movement development.

  46. amy says:

    Yes, we redefine time parameters as well as spatial boundaries. What is choreography afterall, if not the unique configuration of space / time?

  47. amy says:

    Our first slogan: ‘Nurture THAT!’

  48. meghan says:

    I am really excited by how easily our mission and vision flow from an instinctive, embodied place. Perhaps we can take the material we’ve generated and refine it into a document?

    I can lead on this.

  49. meghan says:

    Don’t we already have a slogan? I like this one too. Now I can’t remember our other slogan, perhaps that is all part of the process. Creating, forgetting, re-membering.

  50. amy says:

    ‘Work that works’

    great lets start compiling above into a document and to – and – fro entrepreneur app a few times in between other tasks this week…?

    think i might need to make some food…shall we call it a wrap for tonight?

    a VERY EXCITING PLACE TO FINISH!

  51. meghan says:

    Sadly, I think i need to get going. I have a few missions for this afternoon and it is slipping away.

  52. amy says:

    yet again we telepath!

  53. meghan says:

    Yay! Work that works! Worth that is worth!

  54. meghan says:

    We’ll be in touch regularly throughout this week via email technology.

  55. amy says:

    til the next time, amiga

    may your enterprising shimmy through the dance of life

  56. meghan says:

    Bringing meeting officially to a close and calling it yet another triumph!

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