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Embracing	
  the	
  Unexpected	
  	
  
Mark Philpott 03.01.14
Insights	
  from	
  a	
  Homeless	
  Man	
  	
  
How	
  Crowd-­‐Sourcing	
  officially	
  saved	
  
my	
  life	
  by	
  TRANSFORMING	
  it	
  
Homeless	
  –	
  having	
  no	
  home	
  or	
  
permanent	
  place	
  of	
  residence	
  	
  
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 d...
What was my job?
Aerospace Strategic Development Director
– DHL Asia Pacific
Where did I live? Singapore
How was my health...
My	
  Journey	
  
The Corporate Executive
to
The Charity Guy
to
The Social Entrepreneur
 So	
  why	
  did	
  I	
  become	
  a	
  Homeless	
  Man
In January 2012 my life REALLY changed.
Expect the Unexpected
Oh	
  no	
  –	
  What	
  am	
  I	
  going	
  to	
  do?	
  	
  
The ‘When’
In January 2013
I chose to
become
A Homeless Man
2013	
  Humaneity	
  Global	
  Sports	
  
Challenge	
  	
  	
  
2013	
  Humaneity	
  Global	
  Sports	
  
Challenge	
  
One	
  year	
  traveling	
  the	
  world	
  
competing	
  in	
  as...
Singapore Canoe Marathon Championships
Abu Dhabi
International
Triathlon March
3rd 2013
Two Mountain Top Summits
In Europe
Played in the Final of a
Tennis Tournament in Switzerland
Learnt to Surf in Australia
P...
Set World Record for
Row Boat Rowing
in Sweden.
Played in a Table Tennis
Competition in France
Kayaked across the Baltic S...
A World of Choices
Life	
  begins	
  at	
  the	
  end	
  of	
  your	
  comfort	
  zone	
  
So	
  how	
  did	
  my	
  Crowd	
  Sourcing	
  work	
  
for	
  others	
  I’ve	
  met	
  along	
  the	
  way?	
  
Maggie	
  in	
  New	
  Jersey,	
  USA
Steven	
  in	
  Switzerland	
  –	
  New	
  Life	
  Focus	
  
So	
  how	
  did	
  Crowd	
  Sourcing	
  work	
  for	
  
me?	
  
‘It	
  has	
  provided	
  me	
  with	
  shelter,	
  food,	
  
transportation,	
  business	
  
opportunities,	
  friends,	
...
In the past year 16 months
I have, as a Homeless Man.
Travelled 86’287 km’s.
Stayed in 19 different homes
Crossed 32 diffe...
My	
  NEW	
  Life	
  Manifesto	
  
 Good	
  HEALTH	
  priority	
  No	
  1	
  
 Plan	
  as	
  LITTLE	
  as	
  possible	
 ...
Thank	
  You
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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

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  1. 1. Embracing  the  Unexpected     Mark Philpott 03.01.14 Insights  from  a  Homeless  Man    
  2. 2. How  Crowd-­‐Sourcing  officially  saved   my  life  by  TRANSFORMING  it  
  3. 3. Homeless  –  having  no  home  or   permanent  place  of  residence    
  4. 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. 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. 6. My  Journey   The Corporate Executive to The Charity Guy to The Social Entrepreneur
  7. 7.  So  why  did  I  become  a  Homeless  Man
  8. 8. In January 2012 my life REALLY changed.
  9. 9. Expect the Unexpected
  10. 10. Oh  no  –  What  am  I  going  to  do?    
  11. 11. The ‘When’ In January 2013 I chose to become A Homeless Man
  12. 12. 2013  Humaneity  Global  Sports   Challenge      
  13. 13. 2013  Humaneity  Global  Sports   Challenge   One  year  traveling  the  world   competing  in  as  many  different  sports   challenges  as  possible  with  NO   PLANNING      
  14. 14. Singapore Canoe Marathon Championships
  15. 15. Abu Dhabi International Triathlon March 3rd 2013
  16. 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. 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. 18. A World of Choices
  19. 19. Life  begins  at  the  end  of  your  comfort  zone  
  20. 20. So  how  did  my  Crowd  Sourcing  work   for  others  I’ve  met  along  the  way?  
  21. 21. Maggie  in  New  Jersey,  USA
  22. 22. Steven  in  Switzerland  –  New  Life  Focus  
  23. 23. So  how  did  Crowd  Sourcing  work  for   me?  
  24. 24. ‘It  has  provided  me  with  shelter,  food,   transportation,  business   opportunities,  friends,  improved   health,  transformed  my  life  and  the   life  of  others  ‘    
  25. 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. 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. 27. Thank  You
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