談女性創業與文化衝突-以熙國際

與阿里實習的夥伴到三創生活園區一起聽,「談女性創業與文化衝突」的講座。

此演講邀請到,以熙國際創辦人-鄭宇庭 Madeleine,來分享關於創業及台灣與美國的文化衝突。

Madeleine,是紐約出生的華裔台灣人,在17歲那年回台,25 歲選擇創業,創立「以熙國際」,很年輕就同時經歷婚姻、生小孩及創業,現在也是知名專欄作家。

以熙國際粉絲專頁:以熙國際 Speak to Achieve

在紐約長大的她,有著紐約的性格,而在紐約你可以看到任何事情、也有很多好吃的食物、有很多的party,及想獲得最新的一切訊息。

1.You see everything.

2.Good foods

3.Parties

4.Get the latest of everything.

你的每個決定都有那個時候的勇敢。

創業前,不妨問問自己六個問題:

6 Question to ask before starting a business:

  1. What am I starting a business?
  2. What kind of business do I want?
  3. Who is my ideal customer?
  4. What differentiates my business idea and the products or services I will provide from others in the market?
  5. How much money do I need to get started?
  6. Do I have what is takes?

Top 10 signs you were born to be an entrepreneur

  1. Risk-Taking Behaviors
  2. Tenacity
  3. Confidence
  4. Adaptability
  5. Curiosity
  6. Restlessness
  7. Focus on the Big Picture
  8. Rebellious streak
  9. Desire to Build Things
  10. Competitiveness

Culture Shock in Taiwan startups environment

  1. Saving Face
  2. Too much Mingling
  3. Want to make Fast Money
  4. Not visionary
  5. The Market is not here

Secrets to Business Success

  1. Do your homework.
  2. Treat your employees fairly.
  3. Have the highest level of customer service.
  4. Always act as if you are being watched.
  5. Build a reputation for integrity and honesty.
  6. What to do once you are profitable.

Hurdles I have Overcame

  • Bing Decisive
  • Defying Social expectations
  • Find a supporting network
  • The expectation to succeed at everything
  • Fear of failure
  • Owning your own accomplishment
  • Stress/Fear due to competition

如果你找不到一個肩膀靠,你可以靠牆呀!!哈哈

創業學會的事:

  • 刺耳的話就讓它過耳及忘
  • 勝於雄辯的沉默(有時沉默也代表你很有力量)
  • 越是緊要的關頭,越要冷靜
  • 以對方為尊,但不要貶低自我
  • 小事情要認真但不執著
  • 永不追求利益主義

創業家要有好的抗壓力、需要有自我調適的能力,而人生是自己的,女性不一定要被社會框架限制,被創業限制;從中也了解創業過程的中西文化衝突,而在創業的過程時常都在挫折中,你越是想要的生活越是不會發生,但不想發生的事卻會發生,就像莫非定律一樣,所以自我調節能力要夠強。

創業最困難是溝通成本高,而跨語言、跨文化跨領域的溝通成本更高。要在關鍵的時候做關鍵的決定,懂了中西文化的衝突,我們有東方思維,也要學習西方邏輯,從中學會什麼是國際觀,要從小舞台拓寬視野,放眼世界,有一天站上世界的舞台。

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謝謝阿里好夥伴一起參加這次的講座。