Dont Just Change The World Improve It!

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Slides from my talk at Barcamp Liverpool to encourage people to build cool, world-changing things

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  • After an excellent Barcamp weekend you'll already be buzzing with new ideas and inspirations. I want to give you some food for thought and maybe some direction on how to channel that energy.
  • Dont Just Change The World Improve It!

    1. 1. Don’t Just Change the World… Improve It! Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    2. 2. A Brief History Lesson <ul><li>This region has changed the world </li></ul><ul><li>The North-West is the birthplace of the industrial revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Liverpool built the 1 st commercial wet dock </li></ul><ul><li>First passenger railway connected Liverpool and Manchester </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    3. 3. Today’s Challenges <ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li><insert your passion here> </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    4. 4. <ul><li>“ You have to ask yourself, are we working on the right things?” </li></ul><ul><li>Tim O’Reilly, Web2.0 Expo keynote </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Photo: flickr.com/photos/adders/2961984289/
    5. 5. But… Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    6. 6. But…I Don’t Have the Money <ul><li>Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Venture Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting services on the side </li></ul><ul><li>Be imaginative </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    7. 7. But…I Don’t Have the Skills <ul><li>Find people who have the skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the skills </li></ul><ul><li>Skills are over-rated </li></ul><ul><li>Successful projects need more than just technical skills </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    8. 8. Give Yourself Permission <ul><li>Take responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait for approval from others </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yes, we can” </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    9. 9. We Can Make a Difference <ul><li>Act Now </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    10. 10. We Can Make a Difference <ul><li>There’ll Never Be a Perfect Time </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    11. 11. We Can Make a Difference <ul><li>Don’t Waste Time Complaining </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    12. 12. We Can Make a Difference <ul><li>Sooner You Act, the Sooner Things Will Get Better </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    13. 13. We Can Make a Difference Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Photo: John McKerrell - flickr.com/photos/52127104@N00/3088617051/

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