Keynote: The Business Opportunities of the Future

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Slides for Ross Dawson's keynote at MyBiz2011

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Keynote: The Business Opportunities of the Future

  1. 1. Business <br />Opportunities<br />of the Future<br /><ul><li>Futurist
  2. 2. Entrepreneur
  3. 3. Keynote speaker
  4. 4. Author</li></li></ul><li>The only way <br />you can control your destiny <br />is to be more flexible <br />than your environment<br />- The Law of Requisite Variety<br />
  5. 5. Opportunities<br />
  6. 6. World-class expertise<br />Flickr credit: eriwst<br />
  7. 7. Project management<br />Flickr credit: paul (dex)<br />
  8. 8. Healthy, easy, local food<br />Flickr credit: netefekt<br />
  9. 9. Experiences<br />Flickr credit: denn<br />
  10. 10. Community<br />Flickr credit: ^rika^<br />
  11. 11. Co-working spaces<br />Flickr credit: .dh<br />
  12. 12. Quality of life for the elderly<br />
  13. 13. Everything mobile<br />
  14. 14. High-value recycling<br />Flickr credit: cogdogblog<br />
  15. 15. Clean energy<br />Flickr credit: Pink Despatcher<br />
  16. 16. Personal services<br />Flickr credit: istolethetv<br />
  17. 17. Keeping smart<br />
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  19. 19. If you help bring the networks to life…<br />…you will create success for yourself<br />Image credit: Lumeta/ jurvetson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/63009926/<br />
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  23. 23. Rapidly scaling yourbusiness<br />
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  29. 29. CLOUD<br /><ul><li>Start with what will make the most difference to your business
  30. 30. Set yourself up to be able to work anywhere
  31. 31. Grasp the possibilities of remote teamwork
  32. 32. Be sure to have online back-up
  33. 33. Manage your subscriptions</li></li></ul><li>
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  35. 35. The <br />Power<br />of <br />Ideas<br />
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  42. 42. CROWD<br /><ul><li>Work out what you want and write it down clearly
  43. 43. Look for the best people, not the lowest price
  44. 44. Start with small, clearly defined tasks
  45. 45. Build ongoing relationships based on respect
  46. 46. Tap the power of crowdfunding</li></li></ul><li>Who ARE you?<br />
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  49. 49. Anyone can do it<br />
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  55. 55. CREATE<br /><ul><li>If you’re ready, blog!
  56. 56. Take compelling content and add your thoughts
  57. 57. Create and share presentations
  58. 58. Videos can be easy to make
  59. 59. Put thought into your content
  60. 60. Make your branding obvious, but don’t sell too hard</li></li></ul><li>
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  64. 64. CURATE<br /><ul><li>Choose a channel on which to share content
  65. 65. Mini-blogs provide great personal branding and great return on effort
  66. 66. Choose your target audience and what you will share
  67. 67. Spend a little time each day looking for great content and sharing the best
  68. 68. Don’t spend too much time on it</li></li></ul><li>
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  71. 71. CONNECT<br /><ul><li>Focus initially on one social platform
  72. 72. Work out what you want: build relationships, find customers, be visible…
  73. 73. Carefully think through how you want to be seen
  74. 74. Decide who you do and don’t want to connect with
  75. 75. Be yourself</li></li></ul><li>
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  78. 78. CONVERSE<br /><ul><li>Decide if you want to converse widely
  79. 79. Your profile and picture are you!
  80. 80. Follow interesting people
  81. 81. Be interesting! Share the gems you find
  82. 82. Don’t promote yourself too much
  83. 83. Engage and interact – have conversations!
  84. 84. Don’t feel you have to keep up </li></li></ul><li>

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