Daily Secret @ SWSX Interactive 2013: Growing a business in a submerged economy

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How to teach yourself swimming and other survival secrets you won’t learn in business school.
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(the keynote of Nikos Kakavoulis during South by Southwest 2013)

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Daily Secret @ SWSX Interactive 2013: Growing a business in a submerged economy

  1. 1. SXSW 2013GROWINGA BUSINESSIN A SUBMERGEDE C O NOMYHow to teach yourself swimming andother survival secrets you won’t learn inbusiness school. NIKOS KAKAVOULIS CEO AND FOUNDER DAILY SECRET
  2. 2. if you find yourself in a crisis prepare to get wet It gets better, but only after it pours. &DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  3. 3. it’s a Darwinistic world! teach yourself to swim There is nothing you can’t learn to keep yourself from sinking.DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  4. 4. and when traditional wisdom fails think oppositely Radical thinking will save you from extreme situations. ECONOMY IN A SUBMERGED A BUSINESS GROWINGDAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  5. 5. now get ready for our secrets ☂! What holds true for Daily Secret holds true for all of us.DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  6. 6. #1 lose your focus Before you conquer you have to explore. Dont let the old world in your mind keep you from discovering the new one out there. Dont let the old world keep you from discovering the things you never knew existed.DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  7. 7. #2 be the optimist Optimists have the stats on their side. This simple fact will let you focus on the big picture while everyone else fights for survival.DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  8. 8. #3 prepare for a catch Opportunities show up when you least expect it. Keep your hooks sharp and you’ll be the first to recover. Remember that if you haven’t baited the line, someone else will reel it in.DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  9. 9. #4 drop something Focus on your strengths by leaving something on the table. Being lighter teaches you that often less is more than enough.DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  10. 10. #5 make noise While everyone is cowering in the shadows, find a spotlight - and then step into it. You’ll be the only one there and everyone will take notice.DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  11. 11. #6 don’t ask for luck Instead look within for the best advice; you are your best anchor.DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
  12. 12. #7 hurry up Enjoy this time. Recessions are too good to last forever. ∞DAILY SECRET // SXSW 2013
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  14. 14. SPECIAL CREDIT TO ALL THE GENEROUS THINKERS WHO PUT THEIR THOUGHTS, EXPERIENCES, LESSONS AND ADVENTURES ONPAPER AND SHARED THEM WITH THE REST OF US. WE WOULDHAVE NEVER FLOATED WITHOUT YOU, THANK YOU. IF YOU TOO SHARE OUR WANDERLUST YOU MIGHT FIND INSPIRATION IN THE FOLLOWING BOOKS: THE ART OF LOOKING SIDEWAYS - ALAN FLETCHER READY FOR ANYTHING - DAVID ALLEN LIFESTYLE - BRUCE MAU GETTING REAL - 37 SIGNALSTHE ELEMENTS OF TYPOGRAPHIC STYLE - ROBERT BRINGHURST NEVER EAT ALONE - KEITH FERRAZZI
  15. 15. DAILY SECRETCHANGES THE WAY WE LIVE OUR LIVES

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