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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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    • 1. Don’t Just Change the World… Improve It! Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • 2. 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
    • 3. Today’s Challenges
      • Climate Change
      • Community
      • Economy
      • <insert your passion here>
      Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • 4.
      • “ 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/
    • 5. But… Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • 6. But…I Don’t Have the Money
      • Grants
      • Venture Capital
      • Consulting services on the side
      • Be imaginative
      Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • 7. 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
    • 8. Give Yourself Permission
      • Take responsibility
      • Don’t wait for approval from others
      • “ Yes, we can”
      Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • 9. We Can Make a Difference
      • Act Now
      Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • 10. We Can Make a Difference
      • There’ll Never Be a Perfect Time
      Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • 11. We Can Make a Difference
      • Don’t Waste Time Complaining
      Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • 12. We Can Make a Difference
      • Sooner You Act, the Sooner Things Will Get Better
      Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    • 13. We Can Make a Difference Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Photo: John McKerrell - flickr.com/photos/52127104@N00/3088617051/