On the 21st of July 2016 the D.Finals of the Advanced Track took place at the HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam. I had the pleasure to coach the team The Unaccountables together with my colleague Jasper. From the tech start up SMACC the got the challenge to Redesign smart accounting workflows for small and medium businesses, focusing on effective communication and collaboration between all the participants.
For the finals I introduced the teams´ learning journey. And the stories goes like this:
Camilla, Jan and Hilde
We can tell you for sure, die führten was im Schilde.
Dived deep into a world
they never had heard of
smart accounting you should be aware of
They learnt a new language of numbers, laws and wages
never gave up
although it was a though job.
Fields of oppurtunity were synthesized out of research
and togehter with Uli the decision was made
We need to leave the bright side
and be brave and look into the dark side.
Out of the comfort zone into unknown space.
Come on, let´s do this. Let´s start the race.
Immersed into tax accounting,
realized it is a big thing
to create something convincing
so that users can´t stop clicking.
Iteration, co-creation, fascination
all ingredients you need in a field
where a few know what´s happening
and the others wear a shield.
Bumpy road and hick ups
turned start ups into smart ups
and tax advisors into upcoming smart stars.
We need all hands now,
get off your chair
cause the Unaccountables will spin the air.
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