RWRI has a fantastic business model.
- Make the faculty your friends and investment committee
- Get paid to meet for a week each trimester // you have a no-cost central office, you are getting paid to bring your international (virtual) business together for a week
- Record your talks to capture new ideas, spontaneous content
- Train the students who will take your work forward when you are gone
- Receive feedback about how your work is being used in the world
- Up-sell your most passionate (book) customers => Robbins model
- Create an environment where you expand your network with people likely to engage and help you => HUGE self-selection bias in student population
- Invite world-class speakers in areas where you’d like to learn
This business works well for its owners and they are (more than) smart enough to see that.
Keep it small, sell out each meeting, avoid the temptation to expand and remember why you started.
I cleaned up my handwritten notes via the creation of a Google Doc.
Mistakes remain my own.