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David Szabo @ European Innovation Academy Summer Session 2013

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  1. 1. David Szabo @SaaSinCloud dszabo@microsoft.com
  2. 2. Average Life Expectancy
  3. 3. 1972
  4. 4. 1957 - 1992 Ken Olsen Harlan Anderson
  5. 5. Clock Tower Place, MA
  6. 6. 1982 - 2002
  7. 7. digital: “Our employees are our greatest asset…” Compaq-HP merge: 17,500 employees laid off ?
  8. 8. Which 15 will disappear?
  9. 9. 1981 - 82
  10. 10. RAEAPTEEK EST. 1422
  11. 11. 1 OUT OF 5 WILL LIVE OVER 100 YEARS
  12. 12. CAN THE SYSTEM KEEP 1 OUT OF 5 PEOPLE ON PENSION UNTIL THEY HIT 100 YEARS? HOW ABOUT 1 OUT OF 3?
  13. 13. YOUR CONTENT FOR 100 YEARS: LIFELONG CURIOUSITY & FUN
  14. 14. ONE THING YOU NEED TO WIDEN YOUR UNIVERSE USD $49 + $10 shipping
  15. 15. AND THE OTHER TOOL YOU NEED …
  16. 16. WORK FIRST THEN PLAY WRONG!!!!
  17. 17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERbvKrH-GC4 “IN MUSIC, ONE DOESN’T MAKE THE END OF A COMPOSITION THE POINT OF THE COMPOSITION …” Alan Watts
  18. 18. SOCIAL BRINGS YOU TO PLACES
  19. 19. NO NEED FOR DIGGING AND SEARCHING. SIMPLY BE GENUINE, BE CURIOUS AND HAVE FUN.
  20. 20. YOUR VISION IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES EVERY DAY.
  21. 21. ONE THING FROM MY VISION BOARD … WHEN I WAS 18
  22. 22. YOUR VISION IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES EVERY DAY.
  23. 23. ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, MCS HU/IE/UK • STRATEGY ADVISOR, WA INCUBATION CEE TIME ZONE LEAD, WA INCUBATION CEE STARTUP BUSINESS PAM / SILICON VALLEY PRODUCT MANAGER, PRODUCT GROUPS Creating something new and undefined. Less rules than resources. Executive-level engagement. Executive maturity. Running a tangible business operationally Lead and manage a team Working with businesses with no legacy. They just make things happen. Impact & influence. Inspire and drive instead of DIY. Scale. Contribute to ISVs’ business, be the change agent. Global business. Global impact. No limits. No walls. New product DPE Business work Corp role Strategic role SV-quality bus. The one after is a more difficult one. So, I have to build my network right now as this is a big step. A mgr won’t take a risk on someone he/she doesn’t know well. These, I feel confident about already and I love doing them These, I want to practice more in order to get where I want to go next This role ticks almost every box It means that I’d do it well and it also helps me learn what I want to learn These were my past roles at Microsoft This is where I’m now … and this is where I want to go next time
  24. 24. LUCK IS WHEN AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF PREPARATION MEETS OPPORTUNITY. THE 10,000-HOUR RULE
  25. 25. and #FAIL! Truly confident people are not afraid to be wrong
  26. 26. Imagine something you’d enjoy Do it while having fun Recognise once you got there
  27. 27. DAVID SZABO @SAASINCLOUD http://cloudstrategyblog.com
  28. 28. Appendix
  29. 29. WHICH COMPANY IS THIS?
  30. 30. AND THIS?
  31. 31. WE HAVE ALSO BEEN A STARTUP A WHILE AGO …
  32. 32. Elementary school 5th grade year-end: failed x 2 6th grade mid-year: failed 7th grade mid-year: failed
  33. 33. Secondary school 1st grade mid-year: failed 1st grade repeated 1-2-3 failed all mid-years Gratulation avg score: 2.5 out of 5.0
  34. 34. Higher education Uni #1: Computer science: 1 semester Uni #2: Economics: 1 semester Uni #3: Mathematics: 1 semester
  35. 35. David Szabo @SaaSinCloud “The only difference between me now and me 15 years ago is that by now, I have built a confidence to use common sense”

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