Mark Philpott - Insights from a Homeless Man, CSWGlobal14

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Presented at Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014 by Mark Philpott, Founder of Humaneity. Join us for CSW Global 2015! More Information: http://crowdsourcingweek.com/ and https://twitter.com/CrowdWeek

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Mark Philpott - Insights from a Homeless Man, CSWGlobal14

  1. 1. Embracing  the  Unexpected     Mark Philpott 03.01.14 Insights  from  a  Homeless  Man    
  2. 2. How  Crowd-­‐Sourcing  officially  saved   my  life  by  TRANSFORMING  it  
  3. 3. Homeless  –  having  no  home  or   permanent  place  of  residence    
  4. 4. Date: April 10th 2009 Time: Around 12.00pm 1. What was your job? 2. Where did you live? 3. How was your health? 4. Where did you think you would be in life on April 10th 2014? TODAY !
  5. 5. What was my job? Aerospace Strategic Development Director – DHL Asia Pacific Where did I live? Singapore How was my health? Excellent Where did you think you would be in life on April 10th, 2014? No idea.
  6. 6. My  Journey   The Corporate Executive to The Charity Guy to The Social Entrepreneur
  7. 7.  So  why  did  I  become  a  Homeless  Man
  8. 8. In January 2012 my life REALLY changed.
  9. 9. Expect the Unexpected
  10. 10. Oh  no  –  What  am  I  going  to  do?    
  11. 11. The ‘When’ In January 2013 I chose to become A Homeless Man
  12. 12. 2013  Humaneity  Global  Sports   Challenge      
  13. 13. 2013  Humaneity  Global  Sports   Challenge   One  year  traveling  the  world   competing  in  as  many  different  sports   challenges  as  possible  with  NO   PLANNING      
  14. 14. Singapore Canoe Marathon Championships
  15. 15. Abu Dhabi International Triathlon March 3rd 2013
  16. 16. Two Mountain Top Summits In Europe Played in the Final of a Tennis Tournament in Switzerland Learnt to Surf in Australia Participated in the Singapore Canoe Marathon Championships Won Badminton Competition in Belgium
  17. 17. Set World Record for Row Boat Rowing in Sweden. Played in a Table Tennis Competition in France Kayaked across the Baltic Sea Rode Mountai Rode Mountain Stage of 2013 Tour de France 2013
  18. 18. A World of Choices
  19. 19. Life  begins  at  the  end  of  your  comfort  zone  
  20. 20. So  how  did  my  Crowd  Sourcing  work   for  others  I’ve  met  along  the  way?  
  21. 21. Maggie  in  New  Jersey,  USA
  22. 22. Steven  in  Switzerland  –  New  Life  Focus  
  23. 23. So  how  did  Crowd  Sourcing  work  for   me?  
  24. 24. ‘It  has  provided  me  with  shelter,  food,   transportation,  business   opportunities,  friends,  improved   health,  transformed  my  life  and  the   life  of  others  ‘    
  25. 25. In the past year 16 months I have, as a Homeless Man. Travelled 86’287 km’s. Stayed in 19 different homes Crossed 32 different time zones. Parachuted into the life of friends and strangers around the world.
  26. 26. My  NEW  Life  Manifesto    Good  HEALTH  priority  No  1    Plan  as  LITTLE  as  possible    TRUST  the  Universe  more      LESS  is  more  –  De-­‐clutter  your  life    DON’T  sweat  the  small  stuff    REFLECT  –  Step  back,  breathe  and  listen    Live  your  PASSION    Be  Your  TRUE  self      CROWDSOURCE  
  27. 27. Thank  You

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