Ecademy 12th Birthday

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  • Today we are celebrating 12 years since we began the journey of helping business owners
  • Today I want to celebrate your lives as business owners, People who have skills and a heart and know how to treat others well in businessPeople who adapt, listen, share, careUnique individuals with unique skillsIn the emerging globalised knowledge society/economy, a group of professionals, namely experts and consultants gain in importanceThe SME’s are progressing faster in the Knowledge economy than the large enterprisesSME’s are growing in importance and are on the radar
  • Ecademy has been on an extraordinary journeyBuilding and trailblazing a belief systemWaiting for the technology to keep up with our vision and dreamBut realising that the technology only serves us, it is not our masterIt exists to bring people togetherIt is the ethos, the heart, the sharing that makes Ecademy a communityUtilities Vs Community
  • 1. Networked Businesses operate at a lower fixed cost.2. Networked Businesses have fast access to many skills and resources3. Networked Businesses often supply their services into a European and sometimes global market, extending their reach beyond their local market4. Networked Businesses adapt fast to market conditions5. Networked Businesses are highly sensitive to customer needs6. Networked Businesses are open to random friendships and focus on supporting not selling.
  • April 2005Emotional Wealth – 5 years ago we could feel this inside EcademyAnd then 5 years later Ruth Edwards Blog
  • Emotional Wealth leads to financial wealthRuth Edwards BlogRichard Derwent CookNick Tadd – fatherDemos – concern about his mother
  • Ecademy 12th Birthday

    1. 1. ‘Supporting business people’<br />Since 1998<br />
    2. 2. “I didn’t know my own strength”<br />“we are honoured to serve you…….<br />tonight we honour YOU.<br />
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    4. 4. &quot;To be the place for business people to be themselves, without the need to push, without the need to force. A place to be a friend to other business people and through that see the wonder of what open, random and supportive communication can deliver for each other&quot;.<br />Penny, Thomas and Glenn- Feb 2010<br />
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    7. 7. Tabs<br />Blogging<br />February 2002<br />
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    14. 14. So where am I heading with this story……………<br />
    15. 15. We ListenWe LearnWe AdaptWe GrowWe Evolve<br />
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    18. 18. connecting business people<br />Now becomes<br />
    19. 19. ‘Supporting business people’<br />
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    22. 22. Broadcasting<br />
    23. 23. “I am in need of your urgent help”<br /> Conversation<br />
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    26. 26. Richard….<br />“I feel the same about Ecademy as I do watching my children grow up, Ecademy is almost the same age as my kids.... I gave birth to all four in the same decade”.<br />
    27. 27. We are a communityWe are a family<br />
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    30. 30. Friendship<br />…….Is the killer app<br />
    31. 31. Thomas PowerChairman of Ecademy<br />‘Empowering business people through<br />‘connectedness’ <br />
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    56. 56. With thanks to<br />LizziVandorpe<br />
    57. 57. Our BlackStar Global Friends..<br />

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