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Making a Living By Giving Away Things for Free

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Presentation I gave to the Entrepreneurial Lawyering Class at MSU ReInvent Law class.

Presentation I gave to the Entrepreneurial Lawyering Class at MSU ReInvent Law class.

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  • 1. Making a Living by Giving Things Away Sarah Glassmeyer
  • 2. #RealTalk
  • 3. You can live very comfortably and work in Open & Non-Profits.
  • 4. PHOTO: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/joachim_s_mueller/
  • 5. Photo CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/
  • 6. It’s never too late to chuck it all and start over.
  • 7. PhD in Environmental Chemistry Works for US EPA Works for US EPA through a Republican Administration and several GOP congresses BS Business/ Finance & MBA Entrepreneurial Studies Capitalist Pig Type A Driven Geek Mr. Personality Always making things and doing get rich schemes (often using slave labor of little sisters)
  • 8. There’s a reason it’s called the establishment.
  • 9. Always be hustling.
  • 10. Photo:CCBY-NChttp://www.flickr.com/photos/han_shot_first/ LAW SCHOOL
  • 11. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30976576@N07/ LIBRARY SCHOOL
  • 12. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/drewmaughan/
  • 13. Sarah Glassmeyer, JD MLS Reference Librarian and Associate Professor
  • 14. Law LibrariesAcademe Me
  • 15. Photo CC BY-ND-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/ltdemartinet/
  • 16. Photo:CCBY-NC-SAhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/clement127/
  • 17. Photo CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/knolleary/
  • 18. CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/joachim_s_mueller/
  • 19. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/me2_too/
  • 20. Photo CC BY-NC http://www.flickr.com/photos/33774513@N08/
  • 21. Photo: CC BY-NC-NDhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/swoofty/
  • 22. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/cstmweb/
  • 23. MACHIAVELLI Photo CC BY http://www.flickr.com/photos/helico/
  • 24. It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. -Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince
  • 25. It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. -Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince
  • 26. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/
  • 27. "[Punk] is about looking at the world around you and asking, 'Why are things as fucked up as they are?’ And then it's about looking inwards at yourself and asking, 'Why aren't I doing anything about this?'“ - Dan Sinker Founder, Punk Planet
  • 28. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA-http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
  • 29. EduPunk LibPunk LexPunk Photo: CC BY-NC-SA-http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
  • 30. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/
  • 31. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/ Everything comes to him that hustles while he waits. -Thomas Edison
  • 32. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/stavos52093/
  • 33. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/stavos52093/ The best way to complain is - James Murphy
  • 34. Photo:CCBY-NC-SAhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/
  • 35. Photo: CC BY-SA-NC http://www.flickr.com/photos/minifig/
  • 36. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/photography-andreas/
  • 37. Talk to lots of people. Listen and Learn Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/photography-andreas/
  • 38. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
  • 39. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/ Volunteer for projects that you have no idea how to do.
  • 40. Experiment and then fail. Fail better.
  • 41. Photo: CC BY NC ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/songzhen/
  • 42. Photo: CC BY NC ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/songzhen/ Find your people.
  • 43. Picture: http://shop.citizenbrick.com/Stick-Up-Enthusiast-81321.htm
  • 44. Picture: http://shop.citizenbrick.com/Stick-Up-Enthusiast-81321.htm Figure out who you are and what you want.
  • 45. Photo: CC BY-NC http://www.flickr.com/photos/civellod/
  • 46. Photo: CC BY-NC http://www.flickr.com/photos/civellod/ Everyone has a plan until they’re punched in the face. -Mike Tyson
  • 47. Open Source Open Access Open Law/Data Open Education Open Standards Metadata – West KeyNumber System Software – Library Automation, EdTech, etc. Academic Scholarship – Law Journals Primary Law – Westlaw, Lexis, Boomberg Casebooks, Syllabi, etc.
  • 48. CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
  • 49. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/ (Richard Stallman)
  • 50. Non-profits let you concentrate on products not profits.
  • 51. Open products get improved in ways that you can’t imagine.
  • 52. Open products continue to live on even if you don’t.
  • 53. (FIN) (Or is it…?)