Ethical Entrepreneurship in Europe

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The excitement and opportunities for ethical and social entrepreneurship. Keynote at EU's Your World, Your Business launch to students, politicians and civil servant from across the European Union.

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Ethical Entrepreneurship in Europe

  1. 1. Together everything is possible Inspiring young entrepreneurs to build a better tomorrow Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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  3. 3. If the next generation is to face the future with zest and self-confidence, we must educate them to be original as well as competent. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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  5. 5. Entrepreneurs ask different questions Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  6. 6. Why does…? We see a possibility We have a (hopefully) better What if…? idea How do I…? We make it happen What do I need We use all our resources to…? We must How can I make it make it work live and grow? Why not…? We do it now Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  7. 7. Solve it Total Buzz of right first freedom fighting the time odds Crazy situations Self-reliant Forced to – no-one be but you resourceful Can start right now Creative expression Can change Why bother? the world Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  8. 8. Social entrepreneurs = Use a business engine to power positive social and environmental change Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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  13. 13. Think differently 1. Make the ‘problem’ part of the ‘solution’ 2. Create a win-win-win 3. Design it to grow ethically Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  14. 14. In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. Charles Darwin Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  15. 15. What gets me up in the morning? Depression will be No.2 burden on global health Suicide kills more than murder and war combined 10 million kids in US on Ritalin The average European took off 11.3 days in 2005 costing 1.3% of GDP Stress costs the UK 5 billion a year 1 in 5 in Spain and UK will have depression People less happy than in 1950s Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  16. 16. Innovation mindsets Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  17. 17. All of humanity now has the option to ‘make it’  successfully and sustainably, by virtue of our  having minds, discovering principles and being  able to employ these principles to do more with less.  R. Buckminster Fuller  Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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  22. 22. + Creativity & innovation tools =? Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  23. 23. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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  26. 26. ‘wecr8’ on facebook Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  27. 27. 1. Know yourself first 2. Get in the game 3. The only failure is giving up 4. There is always a way 5. Ignore the cynical voices 6. Win-wins do exist 7. Connect with people like you Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  28. 28. If you were the only one who could change the one thing that frustrates you most about the world… …what entrepreneurial act could you do by the end of the weekend to get started? Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  29. 29. How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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