Mark Philpott - Insights from a Homeless Man, CSWGlobal14

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Presented at Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014 by Mark Philpott, Founder of Humaneity. Join us for CSW Global 2015! More Information: http://crowdsourcingweek.com/ and https://twitter.com/CrowdWeek

Presented at Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014 by Mark Philpott, Founder of Humaneity. Join us for CSW Global 2015! More Information: http://crowdsourcingweek.com/ and https://twitter.com/CrowdWeek

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  • 1. Embracing  the  Unexpected     Mark Philpott 03.01.14 Insights  from  a  Homeless  Man    
  • 2. How  Crowd-­‐Sourcing  officially  saved   my  life  by  TRANSFORMING  it  
  • 3. Homeless  –  having  no  home  or   permanent  place  of  residence    
  • 4. Date: April 10th 2009 Time: Around 12.00pm 1. What was your job? 2. Where did you live? 3. How was your health? 4. Where did you think you would be in life on April 10th 2014? TODAY !
  • 5. What was my job? Aerospace Strategic Development Director – DHL Asia Pacific Where did I live? Singapore How was my health? Excellent Where did you think you would be in life on April 10th, 2014? No idea.
  • 6. My  Journey   The Corporate Executive to The Charity Guy to The Social Entrepreneur
  • 7.  So  why  did  I  become  a  Homeless  Man
  • 8. In January 2012 my life REALLY changed.
  • 9. Expect the Unexpected
  • 10. Oh  no  –  What  am  I  going  to  do?    
  • 11. The ‘When’ In January 2013 I chose to become A Homeless Man
  • 12. 2013  Humaneity  Global  Sports   Challenge      
  • 13. 2013  Humaneity  Global  Sports   Challenge   One  year  traveling  the  world   competing  in  as  many  different  sports   challenges  as  possible  with  NO   PLANNING      
  • 14. Singapore Canoe Marathon Championships
  • 15. Abu Dhabi International Triathlon March 3rd 2013
  • 16. Two Mountain Top Summits In Europe Played in the Final of a Tennis Tournament in Switzerland Learnt to Surf in Australia Participated in the Singapore Canoe Marathon Championships Won Badminton Competition in Belgium
  • 17. Set World Record for Row Boat Rowing in Sweden. Played in a Table Tennis Competition in France Kayaked across the Baltic Sea Rode Mountai Rode Mountain Stage of 2013 Tour de France 2013
  • 18. A World of Choices
  • 19. Life  begins  at  the  end  of  your  comfort  zone  
  • 20. So  how  did  my  Crowd  Sourcing  work   for  others  I’ve  met  along  the  way?  
  • 21. Maggie  in  New  Jersey,  USA
  • 22. Steven  in  Switzerland  –  New  Life  Focus  
  • 23. So  how  did  Crowd  Sourcing  work  for   me?  
  • 24. ‘It  has  provided  me  with  shelter,  food,   transportation,  business   opportunities,  friends,  improved   health,  transformed  my  life  and  the   life  of  others  ‘    
  • 25. In the past year 16 months I have, as a Homeless Man. Travelled 86’287 km’s. Stayed in 19 different homes Crossed 32 different time zones. Parachuted into the life of friends and strangers around the world.
  • 26. My  NEW  Life  Manifesto    Good  HEALTH  priority  No  1    Plan  as  LITTLE  as  possible    TRUST  the  Universe  more      LESS  is  more  –  De-­‐clutter  your  life    DON’T  sweat  the  small  stuff    REFLECT  –  Step  back,  breathe  and  listen    Live  your  PASSION    Be  Your  TRUE  self      CROWDSOURCE  
  • 27. Thank  You