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The fundamental principles of success

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Presentation from @eoghanmccabe at BarCamp Belfast on 25 April 2009.

Presentation from @eoghanmccabe at BarCamp Belfast on 25 April 2009.

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  • 1. Let’s talk about T H E F U N D A M E N TA L PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS
  • 2. “Hmmmmmm...”
  • 3. WHO DOESN’T WA N T S U C C E S S ?
  • 4. WHO DOESN’T WA N T S U C C E S S ? Everyone wants success!
  • 5. NSFW!
  • 6. We’re talking about R E L AT I V E LY G R E AT S U C C E S S
  • 7. We’re talking about R E L AT I V E LY G R E AT S U C C E S S which is very hard to get!
  • 8. P R I N C I PA L S
  • 9. PRINCIPLES
  • 10. Basic, common and fundamental PRINCIPLES
  • 11. Basic, common and fundamental PRINCIPLES are so obvious we forget their importance
  • 12. 9
  • 13. Principle the first: HARD WORK
  • 14. “[Energy is] 75% of the job” - Paul Arden
  • 15. “The sleeping fox catches no poultry” - Benjamin Franklin
  • 16. “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby” - Benjamin Franklin
  • 17. “The sleeping fox catches no poultry” - Benjamin Franklin
  • 18. “The sleeping developer catches no poultry” - Benjamin Franklin
  • 19. “The sleeping developer catches no apps” - Benjamin Franklin
  • 20. “The sleeping developer codes no apps” - Benjamin Franklin
  • 21. “Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key will always be bright” - Benjamin Franklin
  • 22. “Apps, like web sites, run faster than developers walk, while the designer will always be awesome” - Benjamin Franklin
  • 23. “Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key will always be bright” - Benjamin Franklin
  • 24. Procrastination and inaction do more damage than hard work...
  • 25. Procrastination and inaction do more damage than hard work... ...which keeps you sharp and learns you plenty
  • 26. “That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goodsquot; - Thomas Paine
  • 27. “Hmmmmmm...”
  • 28. Again, principle the first: HARD WORK
  • 29. Principle number two: D E T E R M I N AT I O N
  • 30. “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour” - Henry David Thoreau
  • 31. “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his conscious endeavour” life by - Henry David Thoreau
  • 32. “...all his will is bent toward recovering it”
  • 33. Determination is... ...an undying dedication to your goal
  • 34. “Hmmmmmm...”
  • 35. Again, principle number two: D E T E R M I N AT I O N
  • 36. Principle number three: JOIE DE VIVRE
  • 37. Principle number three: ZEST FOR LIFE
  • 38. Life is short... ...enjoy every day like it's your last... ...but plan for tomorrow like it's your first!
  • 39. “Life is short. Enjoy every day like it's your last but plan for tomorrow like it's your first!” - Eoghan McCabe
  • 40. every day like it's your “Life is short. Enjoy last but plan for tomorrow like it's your first!” - Eoghan McCabe
  • 41. “Hmmmmmm...”
  • 42. Again, principle number three: JOIE DE VIVRE
  • 43. The fourth principle: LOVE FOR PEOPLE
  • 44. “No man is an island”
  • 45. How can a man be an island?
  • 46. Independence is a false God... ...winners know how to leverage the win of the crowd
  • 47. Like, the fourth principle was: LOVE FOR PEOPLE
  • 48. Principle number five: CRAZY AMBITION
  • 49. “It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to bequot; - Paul Arden
  • 50. “I want to be as famous as Persil Automaticquot; - Victoria Beckham
  • 51. “...pick on someone bigger than you” - Richard Branson
  • 52. Principle number five was: CRAZY AMBITION
  • 53. Principle number six is: HABITUAL EXCELLENCE
  • 54. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.quot; — Aristotle
  • 55. God is in the details
  • 56. Principle number six was: HABITUAL EXCELLENCE
  • 57. Principle number seven: GENERAL INTEREST
  • 58. It’s all about perspective
  • 59. Principle number seven was: GENERAL INTEREST
  • 60. Principle number eight: FOCUS
  • 61. I’d rather be a one-hit wonder... ...than a no-hit nobody
  • 62. “Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.”
  • 63. “Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it focus.” takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining
  • 64. “Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it focus.” takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining - Oprah Winfrey
  • 65. FOCUS
  • 66. Principle number eight: FOCUS
  • 67. Principle number nine: R E V O LT
  • 68. “Everything popular is wrong” - Oscar Wilde
  • 69. “Whatever you think, think the opposite” - Paul Arden
  • 70. Innovation happens when conventions are broken
  • 71. If you play by other's rules, you'll be severely limited by those that make them... ...and those that make them are the successful ones!
  • 72. “Hmmmmmm...”
  • 73. Finally, principle number nine was: R E V O LT
  • 74. We were talking about T H E F U N D A M E N TA L PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS
  • 75. We were talking about S O M E F U N D A M E N TA L PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS
  • 76. ^ @eoghanmccabe eoghan@contrast.ie