Simulation Game – Our own business

This was one of the most exciting outcomes of the discussion. Each of you can go off and become a business. Many of you liked this idea:
1. Some of you want to construct one business. And thats – 13 – businesses.
2. Some of you find this idea confronting. And would like to simulate a ‘working within a big co’ situation.
Both these have merit. But interestingly a few of you said – we may not have to do the jobs we are doing – and that is interesting too.

4 months in business and
doing 7 competitions and
watching 36 movies and
meeting 13 new people and
a few other things that you do- – you will stop doing – and will do it differently. Because you will be going through aprocess of becoming creative.

Spoke to Mick about your idea of going into business and he was very excited – and said that is how things used to be in the old days. Students got together and hired a space and worked from there. Some of their work was for uni some of it was for money. And it was fun.

To become a business is a game. And it can be simulated.

Now what you need to think about it is how to be a business that does truly radical and creative things. And doesn’t just service clients. Now it is getting interesting.

Surprise me and I will bring you more creativity things.

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6 Replies to “Simulation Game – Our own business”

  1. the idea of being a business, our own design firm, is crazy! this is why i’m here, becuase any other place will tell me i’m wrong, yell at me, then take my money. all i need is some motivation. i want other people to go nuts with their ‘company’ so i can see it and say ‘i’m gonna be so much more crazy than you!’i’m gonna go be radical and creative.

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  2. im a little stand offish on the idea of creating my own buisness as i said in class, the idea of starting my own buisness and not being certain about which field i will work in, is distressing. 🙂

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  3. Ha, “hire” a space?! What am I paying for here? I have “hired” THIS space, I have hired levels 4 and 5 in building 87. We used to have studio space there. I want to work surrounded by my ideas incubators – other students flopping around like fish out of water like i am – and i intend to reclaim this space. But how? Sit-ins, bolting filing cabinets to the floor, creating movable cubicles out of dumped cardboard, drawing chalklines on the floor, making the lifts not work (oh, hang on…)Any more ideas?

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  4. quite right. daft idea. hire indeed. everything is always about money.what if we were to cost each course (say 1500), then each class (115), and make money in each session – @ 29/hour. we wouldn’t have a debt at the end of the course. or do each couse in such a way that we make 1500 from the project – from our ideas.ya its crazy!! and distressing!!!i am confused and frankly – dont know whats going on.

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