don’t come to the camp, if you’re not serious!
go big or go home!
how do I measure success?
I keep asking myself, what do I want from my students i.e. the neoG Camp aspirants? And the entire team agrees that I want you to succeed. neoG is not like any other ed-tech companies where I measure my success on how many people have signed up or how many people have paid for the camp. I measure my success on how many people have completed the camp, and whether they are happy with it.
💡 When you measure success on the right parameters, you start doing the right things.
Last year, few people paid for the camp but didn't show up regularly. I didn't know what to do, I kept waiting for those folks to show up someday.
Unfortunately, I kept guessing and the camp ended. These guys might have joined few classes but did not complete the camp properly.
go big or go home
So this year i.e. in neoG'22, I have a very clear agenda that if you're not committed to the camp, if you feel it's overwhelming, if you just completed mark15, came in and paid the fee but for some reason, valid or invalid, you feel that you can't do the camp, you are not attending the classes, or you are not submitting the assignments, you will be asked to leave the camp.
The first six weeks are the cool-off period. If you have not submitted your assignment, for the first six weeks, you will have to leave the camp, I'll refund your entire money, barring taxes because I can't refund taxes, as it goes to the government of India. While I understand that the reason for not doing camp after committing is legit, and I wish you the best, I won't be able to continue the relationship. Break up.
This works for you too. How? If you come to the camp and in six weeks you feel you are not made for the camp or camp is not up to your expectations and not as promised, in all these cases you can just ask for a refund in the first six weeks, no question will be asked. Barring taxes, I will return all your money and you'll be happy wherever you are. I don't want you to live with the regret that you didn't make the right decision when and as you have paid money. If you paid the money, you should do the classes. No regrets.
This will be an opt-in. While signing up for the camp I will ask you whether you want to complete the camp, i.e. do all exercises and 5 projects. If you opt-in then I will deploy our accountability engines for you.
I understand that not everyone, especially intermediates, is here to complete everything. In that case, I would not trouble you during the camp. You will be considered as a silent participant.
how it will help us?
I think this is a great step in how I want to shape not just neoG Camp but how I want to shape the education of India. There are companies, I see on LinkedIn that take your money, have a refund policy but getting a refund is a problem.
Instead, I want to create a place where you come in & enjoy. Whoever is left after six weeks, I'm sure they are committed to complete the camp and they have shown their commitment by submitting all the assignments for the first six weeks.
So once again, the focus for neoG 2022 is on YOU completing the camp. And you getting a better experience of the camp than the previous batch.
before I say bye
Tell me in the comments how you liked or disliked this idea. Yay or Nay?