Thursday, March 06, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POWER BROKER DIANA KANDER AND HER "ALL IN STARTUP" PROJECT STAY WINNING!!!



There are a great many people in Kansas City who don't realize that Diana Kander isn't just a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the wife of Missouri Secretary Of State Jason Kander . . . She's also one of most influential power brokers in all of Kansas City.

To wit . . .

CHECK OUT DIANA KANDER'S LATEST PROJECT THAT HAS ALREADY MET WITH INSTANT ONLINE SUCCESS!!!

The All In Start-Up project seems like a new hands-on approach to biz teaching. Here's the pitch or play since "DK" seems to be fond of b-ball metaphors . . .



The best part . . .

DIANA KANDER ALREADY MET HER FUNDRAISING GOAL ONLINE AND IS NOW TAKING HER GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL!!!

By the time we got to blogging, she's already proven successful . . . Here's what she says:

"I am so incredibly humbled that we were able to meet our initial goal within 24 hours of launching the campaign!!! The amount raised so far will allow us to send curriculum and materials to over 300 classrooms! That's incredible. But we can do better."

For more info on the project click here: AllInStartup.com

So, this bit of Kansas City biz success should inspire online denizens and once again reveals that the lady who pretty much installed Sly James in power as Mayor is one step ahead of the online game. Natch.

Here's A Short Summary Of The Project . . .

There are over 10,000 entrepreneurship classrooms in the US, reaching over half a million students, but did you know that the vast majority of educators are teaching entrepreneurship from a textbook, rather than letting students experience it for themselves?

Teaching entrepreneurship should be a lot less like teaching accounting (theory based) and a lot more like teaching basketball (hands on practice).

My name is Diana Kander. I am an entrepre.nerd and a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. I've written a novel about the trials and tribulations of starting a business and created an accompanying curriculum to get students out of the classroom to experience launching a new venture for themselves.

The book, All In Startup, takes place at the World Series of Poker and has more sexual tension than any business book you've ever read (meaning students will actually read it). For more about the book, I've included a more detailed writeup below.

I'm trying to get the book and curriculum into the hands of each of those 10,000 professors in the hopes that they will use it to introduce experiential education - getting customers, finding problems worth solving, testing assumptions, etc - into their classroom.
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22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate it when people say they are humbled, especially when it doesn't make sense. Without being overly prideful, one should be proud of such an accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

her husband will be governor!

Anonymous said...

501+1

Doing something productive is a good thing. Tony' people hate that.

Humility frequently comes with age.

Anonymous said...

Uh, more of the same bullshit and had nothing to do with the quality of the offering.

DK is simply leveraging her husband's position by putting a price on admission for access to political power.

It's a game the PTB know well.

Anonymous said...

8:30 - I agree. But there is humility and then there is humblebragging.

Anonymous said...

Never heard that term before 902. Agreed.

An exchange of thoughts without someone resorting to disparaging name calling on TKC.

Odd. It wont last long.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like The Fountain Head

Anonymous said...

If you ignore the trolls, maybe they'll go away. Some people have no life and look for attention on these boards. I believe some of them just pretend to be as stupid as their posts.

Anonymous said...

9:29- 1) False. 2) True 3) Look at the quality of material they have to start with.

Anonymous said...

8:33- From the world's second oldest profession to a concert hall ticket, monetizing access is nothing new. And it's only a problem to those who can't afford the price of admission.

Anonymous said...

For others that have not heard the term, see the 2nd citation at Urban Dictionary definition of Humblebrag

Anonymous said...

9:29 I resemble your comment, and your are very accurate. There are a couple who post here on a regular basis (not Byron Funkhouser) that make really radical comments just to stir up the pot and see what surfaces. The personal attacks leveled on a "fictional bear picture" or a avatar pulled from Google go totally un-noticed. People attempt to personalize their comments to these "characters" when they would be totally shocked at who they really are. I find it much better than watching Comedy Central. Nothing better that getting under the skin of a so called "hipster" or a latte drinking Waldo yupster.

Anonymous said...

Typical fucking Democrat. Failed at her own startup so now she's sucking other people's money to teach other people how to start businesses.

Anonymous said...

"I resemble your comment" is bad english. I kept reading after that, but it wasn't very interesting. This is a free speech zone fyi.

Anonymous said...

" There are a couple who post here on a regular basis (not Byron Funkhouser) that make really radical comments just to stir up the pot and see what surfaces."

its called trolling, dumbass

Anonymous said...

Also I do think that racists need to be told down, and that the corporate media has very little accountability over our political class, which is shit.

Anonymous said...

one last thing, 1020, since you got my blood pressure up with your horseshit.

i dont even check back on the comments after i make them to see what people say. as that guy in that old movie said to scarlett, frankly my dear i dont give a shit. most people who have internet are old, white men, have free time, and have conservative views. i already know what they say because they control society. i dont give two shits about the backlash to my comments, i dont even read it.

Anonymous said...

VIDEO CRITIQUE:

Credit given for a different approach, using the setting of a basketball court.

She looks quite awkward and uncomfortable in that sitting/reclining pose on the floor.

The REAL message of this video is revealed when she says, "My name's Diana Kander, and I'm an entrepreneur, an educator, and a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation".....this video is about HER...of course!....she is constantly promoting herself above all else. She is an entrepreneur of self-promotion.

In the classroom scene, again, she looks very awkward and uncomfortable sitting on top of a desk in an empty classroom. While this was no doubt chosen to convey a sense of relaxation, it backfires, just as the sprawled upon the hardwood scene did previously.

After criticizing the way entrepreneurship is taught around the country, she says "I want to change that, with your help." Did you catch that? She's recruiting "followers" to do the work by "sponsoring" a school. Of course, she says nothing about how she'll be paid if/when schools adopt her coursework.

This woman is quite similar to those "real-estate millionaires" you see on late-night television hawking their seminars/coursework to show you how you too can be a real-estate mogul. Of course, their making money not from real-estate, but by going around the country putting on seminars!

The vast majority of real entrepreneurs are busy creating and running their business, NOT claiming to be a "senior fellow in entrepreneurship" and pitching you a slick brochure! Can you say SNAKE OIL salesman?

Anonymous said...

1:06 thru 1:34 you are self absorbed in your on jizz, speaking of trolls and as this is a free speech zone, racism will continue.

On the Funkhouser Trail said...

2:12 I notice that Byron logged in about 12:45 to chances are it his stupid ass from 1:06 thru 1:34. Thats his MO these days.

MrGlock said...

Who is 1:14? He pud puller. Nobody gives a flying fuck what you think.

Anonymous said...

Diana Kander's silly video:

If you watched the above video, you'll notice the opening minutes used the analogy that you don't learn how to play basketball by reading how-to books while sitting on the court.

Applying this same logic to entrepreneurship, you don't learn to be an entrepreneur by reading books on the subject while sitting in a classroom, or taking instruction from someone claiming to be a Senior Fellow! Entrepreneurs start businesses, and persevere until they get it right.

The fact that Ms. Kander can see the folly in learning to play basketball by merely reading on the subject, but can't apply that same logic to entrepreneurship speaks volumes. Additionally, she seems to believe that everyone else teaching entrepreneurship is deficient, and if they would only do it her way, the world would be a better place! Wow! Exactly what kind of mental disease has she contracted, with these delusions of grandeur?
Video fail!