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  • I want to go just a few years back in time to help set the scene.
    I’m going to share with you, 8 events, that in my lifetime have helped to shape and define our world.
    What these events did was create EPIC moments in time.
    Conversations, news, shared experiences, and emotions.
    They brought us closer together.
    Sounds a lot like social media, doesn’t it?
    Actually, I think it is!
  • 1969 - Moon landing: the defining anything is possible moment
  • 1969 - Moon landing: the defining anything is possible moment
  • 1969 - Moon landing: the defining anything is possible moment
  • 1969 - Moon landing: the defining anything is possible moment
  • 1969 - Moon landing: the defining anything is possible moment
  • I want to go just a few years back in time to help set the scene.
    I’m going to share with you, 8 events, that in my lifetime have helped to shape and define our world.
    What these events did was create EPIC moments in time.
    Conversations, news, shared experiences, and emotions.
    They brought us closer together.
    Sounds a lot like social media, doesn’t it?
    Actually, I think it is!

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  • 1. An entrepreneurs journey the good, bad, and the awesome! Steve Jennings Halloween 2013
  • 2. 1961
  • 3. 1969: I was 9 years old when this happened
  • 4. 1969: this was happening
  • 5. 1969: and so was this
  • 6. 1969: and I saw this man play live (by accident)
  • 7. 1969: An obsession (according to my Mum)
  • 8. 1961
  • 9. The internet did not exist
  • 10. My journey as an entrepreneur
  • 11. Steve Jennings entrepreneur journey ? 2010-11 2000-01 1991-99 2002-05 2001-02 2012 2006-09 2006 2001 2010 2007 55% valuation growth 2009 2013
  • 12. If there’s something you need to do DO IT
  • 13. Allow yourself to be a beginner, a learner
  • 14. Naturally we are scientists and explorers
  • 15. We’re equipped to prototype with whatever we have
  • 16. Create a company that feels like play
  • 17. Play is a human super power
  • 18. Create conditions in which no one is vulnerable
  • 19. Create a company that can offer people jobs that are meaningful
  • 20. Not all jobs are created equal
  • 21. Spend your life around people you resonate with
  • 22. You will pivot, be prepared to kill your darling
  • 23. Your founder team are everything
  • 24. Treat the people that use the product you make as a community
  • 25. They’re not users or customers, they are your neighbors
  • 26. Choose your investors wisely
  • 27. Don’t just take the money
  • 28. Invest in yourself
  • 29. Believe in yourself
  • 30. Seek connections between the world’s needs and your strengths
  • 31. Don’t talk about what you invented. Tell people what you changed!
  • 32. Bake your value system into your business plan
  • 33. Build the company that you wouldn’t sell
  • 34. 1. I will get outside the building
  • 35. 2. I will test my assumptions
  • 36. 3. I will measure what matters
  • 37. 4. I will be flexible and pivot
  • 38. HAPPY HALLOWEEN
  • 39. @stevejennings1 steve@goodcred.com