04 Collaborate

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

-Henry Ford

Creating something from nothing is hard work. It is impossible to do it alone. The bigger the dream the more help you will need. That is why you have a tribe to help you, especially when you are stuck. In my decades of being an entrepreneur I have never seen someone have their idea stolen, then taken to market and then scaled. About 2 products are ever launched for every 3,000 ideas; only 10% of new ideas receive patents; and, only 2% of those patents issued are ever a commercial success. The risk is less than 1%.Yet one of the top three questions I get from new entrepreneurs is –how do I protect my idea. Confidentiality becomes a priority. The more protective you are of your dream, the less you tell the story of your dream, your Why; the less effective you will be at collaborating. No one has invented fire recently and if they did, they would not have done it alone. Copyright, trademark, file a provisional patent, have a confidentiality agreement; then move on.

Collaboration is a major key to success. And the most effective way to collaborate is to go back to storytelling. Write a detailed narrative of what you do want-your dream, goal or aspiration. Many people will talk about how they are stuck, complaining about the problem they are facing. Instead visualize your masterpiece solution, on the other side of the wall you are now facing, and say “I want that”. Describe how it looks, how other people will use it, what it smells like. It is a detailed and colorful story of what you desire.

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About Tribetan

Tribetan was founded by Tiffany Norwood a successful serial entrepreneur, global thought leader and a patented inventor. Ms. Norwood is one of the pioneers of digital satellite radio; as part of the start-up team of WorldSpace/XM Radio; as well as, an early collaborator in MPEG technology, later to be known as MP3 and MP4. She personally raised nearly a billion dollars in her 20s to fund this new global communication platform.

She recognized that most frameworks related to entrepreneurship, like lean canvas and agile development, were for the product or the company. What was missing was something for the person, the entrepreneur themself. Our Tribetan framework; a step-by-step algorithm for turning imagination into reality for any person trying to manifest an idea, was captured and codified based on her 30 year history of startups.

The market realized the framework’s value, and our audiences came to us. We have now reached more than 9,000 people live, 150+ countries  and over one million people through broadcast. All through word of mouth. Venues have included NYU, the Italian Parliament, Global Entrepreneurship Week, Creative Business Cup, USOW, the Mexican Embassy, KMPG UK, Forte, and many others. Organizations working with Tribetan have included accelerators, incubators, universities, companies and others; with an interest in entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, imagination, innovation, startups, the skills of successful entrepreneurs, global entrepreneurship and leadership success.

To learn more about our framework, we have included many resources on this website and will be adding even more in the future. If you are interested in speeches, lectures, workshops or collaborating, please contact collaborate@tribetan.com.

-The Tribetan Team

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