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Dont Just Change The World Improve It!

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Slides from my talk at Barcamp Liverpool to encourage people to build cool, world-changing things

Slides from my talk at Barcamp Liverpool to encourage people to build cool, world-changing things

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  • After an excellent Barcamp weekend you'll already be buzzing with new ideas and inspirations. I want to give you some food for thought and maybe some direction on how to channel that energy.

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  • Don’t Just Change the World… Improve It! Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • A Brief History Lesson
    • This region has changed the world
    • The North-West is the birthplace of the industrial revolution
    • Liverpool built the 1 st commercial wet dock
    • First passenger railway connected Liverpool and Manchester
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • Today’s Challenges
    • Climate Change
    • Community
    • Economy
    • <insert your passion here>
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • “ You have to ask yourself, are we working on the right things?”
    • Tim O’Reilly, Web2.0 Expo keynote
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Photo: flickr.com/photos/adders/2961984289/
  • But… Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • But…I Don’t Have the Money
    • Grants
    • Venture Capital
    • Consulting services on the side
    • Be imaginative
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • But…I Don’t Have the Skills
    • Find people who have the skills
    • Learn the skills
    • Skills are over-rated
    • Successful projects need more than just technical skills
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • Give Yourself Permission
    • Take responsibility
    • Don’t wait for approval from others
    • “ Yes, we can”
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • We Can Make a Difference
    • Act Now
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • We Can Make a Difference
    • There’ll Never Be a Perfect Time
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • We Can Make a Difference
    • Don’t Waste Time Complaining
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • We Can Make a Difference
    • Sooner You Act, the Sooner Things Will Get Better
    Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
  • We Can Make a Difference Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Photo: John McKerrell - flickr.com/photos/52127104@N00/3088617051/