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API of WE: What matters, what's possible, and what's important.

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3 May, 2017: How have we arrived at now? What can the past tell us about the future? What matters, what's possible, and what's important.

I used these slides to share my thoughts about how we can thrive in a rapidly changing and unpredictable world, and why the pace of change isn't going to slow down any time soon.

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API of WE: What matters, what's possible, and what's important.

  1. 1. CONFIDENTIAL API of WE CIID: Copenhagen Insititute of Interaction Design Copenhagen, Denmark 3 May, 2017 Steve Jennings • Founding Partner • Better Participation Group
  2. 2. CONFIDENTIAL INTRO
  3. 3. CONFIDENTIAL BETTER PARTICIPATION GROUP Better Participation Group is the holding company for our three subsidiaries. We use the power of participation to help brands and businesses meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. AGENCY Our creative arm. Our global team crafts next- generation digital and analog participation business models connecting brands and their most important stakeholders. VENTURES A revolutionary new approach to enabling entrepreneurs and organizations that want to change the way business gets done while delivering commercial value and powerful social impact. TECHNOLOGY A full-stack approach to creating powerful collaborations between an organization and its customers, partners and employees. It delivers impacts across the entirebusiness ecosystem.
  4. 4. CONFIDENTIAL BETTER CREDO • We believe everything is changing. • We believe everyone who contributes deserves to win. • We believe in the API of We. • We believe in trust and transparency. • We believe that participation is better business.
  5. 5. CONFIDENTIAL THE TEAM WE THRIVE WHEN WE ARE CHALLENGED WITH THE IMPOSSIBLE
  6. 6. CONFIDENTIAL API of WE
  7. 7. CONFIDENTIAL What Matters What’s Important What’s Possible
  8. 8. CONFIDENTIAL Is it possible to create the future most of us want? And if so, how do we do it? THE API of WE: IT STARTED WITH A QUESTION
  9. 9. CONFIDENTIAL 0000
  10. 10. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s FOR A LONG TIME THINGS DIDN’T CHANGE
  11. 11. CONFIDENTIAL 1440
  12. 12. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s DISRUPTION: THE PRINTING PRESS
  13. 13. CONFIDENTIAL 1760 -
  14. 14. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s DISRUPTION: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
  15. 15. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s THE START OF MASS PRODUCTION
  16. 16. CONFIDENTIAL 1876
  17. 17. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s DISRUPTION: COMMINCATION REVOLUTION
  18. 18. CONFIDENTIAL 1920’s
  19. 19. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s DISRUPTION: THE RADIO
  20. 20. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s DISRUPTION: CONSUMER ADVERTISING
  21. 21. CONFIDENTIAL 1950’s
  22. 22. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s DISRUPTION: TV INDUSTRIAL AGE
  23. 23. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s DISRUPTION: CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS
  24. 24. CONFIDENTIAL 0 – 1800’s DISRUPTION: ADVERTISING BECOMES ENTERTAINMENT
  25. 25. CONFIDENTIAL 1969
  26. 26. CONFIDENTIAL 1961 DISRUPTION: WALKING ON THE MOON
  27. 27. CONFIDENTIAL 1995
  28. 28. CONFIDENTIAL THE YEAR MY WORLD WAS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN!
  29. 29. CONFIDENTIAL DISRUPTION: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION BEGINS
  30. 30. CONFIDENTIAL amazon.com google.com
  31. 31. CONFIDENTIAL amazon.com google.com
  32. 32. C O N F I D E N T I A L DISRUPTION: LINES OF CODE CHANGING THE WORLD
  33. 33. C O N F I D E N T I A L SILICON VALLEY: THE EPICENTRE OF A NEW INDUSTRY
  34. 34. CONFIDENTIAL 2015
  35. 35. CONFIDENTIAL
  36. 36. CONFIDENTIAL YOLO
  37. 37. CONFIDENTIAL FOMO
  38. 38. CONFIDENTIAL INSTANT GRATIFICATION
  39. 39. CONFIDENTIAL A WORLD OF IMAGINARY FRIENDS
  40. 40. CONFIDENTIAL DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE
  41. 41. CONFIDENTIAL MALNUTRITION AND HUNGER
  42. 42. CONFIDENTIAL REFUGEE CRISIS
  43. 43. CONFIDENTIAL We live in a world of temporary abundance, leading to irreversible unhappiness.
  44. 44. CONFIDENTIAL WTF IS GOING ON?
  45. 45. CONFIDENTIAL
  46. 46. CONFIDENTIAL SILICON VALLEY SOCIAL GRAPH: ONE PERSON, ONE DAY
  47. 47. CONFIDENTIAL IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE PRICE TAG YOU ARE THE PRODUCT
  48. 48. CONFIDENTIAL DATA IS A $200BN INDUSTRY IN THE USA
  49. 49. CONFIDENTIAL
  50. 50. CONFIDENTIAL
  51. 51. CONFIDENTIAL WE’RE WATCHING YOU
  52. 52. CONFIDENTIAL “I TOLD YOU SO. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?”
  53. 53. CONFIDENTIAL REDIFING OUR RISK TOLERANCE!
  54. 54. CONFIDENTIAL What we need is a radical change in attitudes in the society of which we are a part. What we really need is a cultural revolution.
  55. 55. CONFIDENTIAL
  56. 56. CONFIDENTIAL SOCIAL ACTIVISM
  57. 57. CONFIDENTIAL 2010: ARAB SPRING
  58. 58. CONFIDENTIAL 2011: OCCUPY MOVEMENT
  59. 59. CONFIDENTIAL 2012: KONY
  60. 60. CONFIDENTIAL 2015: BLACK LIVES MATTER
  61. 61. CONFIDENTIAL 2017: WOMEN’S MARCH
  62. 62. CONFIDENTIAL 2017
  63. 63. CONFIDENTIAL We're suffering from a compassion and integrity deficit. And this matters a lot more to most of us than we dare to admit.
  64. 64. CONFIDENTIAL SALT SPRING ISLAND THE HOME OF BETTER
  65. 65. CONFIDENTIAL CAN WE ENGINEER SERENDIPITY?
  66. 66. CONFIDENTIAL
  67. 67. CONFIDENTIAL WHAT IF We could redefine the definition of success and change the way billions of people create value for themselves, their families, and their communities, leading to a new kind of societal growth and sustainable environmental abundance.
  68. 68. CONFIDENTIAL The API of WE Fair. Just. True.
  69. 69. CONFIDENTIAL PROSPERITY IS DEFINED BY SOLUTIONS TO HUMAN PROBLEMS
  70. 70. CONFIDENTIAL NOT MONEY
  71. 71. CONFIDENTIAL WE HAVE AN URGENT NEED
  72. 72. CONFIDENTIAL FOR WORLD CHANGING IDEAS THAT SCALE IN NEW WAYS
  73. 73. CONFIDENTIAL MUTUAL VALUE CREATION Imagine what the next Google, Facebook, Amazon or Apple will be like, through Distributed Participation…
  74. 74. CONFIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL IMPACT Where everyone shares in the success of the business and the wealth created.
  75. 75. CONFIDENTIAL WHERE TO NEXT?
  76. 76. CONFIDENTIAL THE RETURN OF THE MOONSHOT ‘MINDSET’
  77. 77. CONFIDENTIAL Our greatest opportunity for impact lies not just in connecting people to us and our ideas, but in creating a place where people can inspire and empower each other in the quest to take sustained action that leads to deep and profound change.
  78. 78. CONFIDENTIAL
  79. 79. CONFIDENTIAL 2040
  80. 80. CONFIDENTIAL
  81. 81. CONFIDENTIAL WE CAN CREATE THIS
  82. 82. CONFIDENTIAL
  83. 83. CONFIDENTIAL
  84. 84. CONFIDENTIAL OR, WE CAN CREATE THIS
  85. 85. CONFIDENTIAL
  86. 86. CONFIDENTIAL Next steps THE NEW FRONTIER
  87. 87. CONFIDENTIAL
  88. 88. CONFIDENTIAL WWW.WEAREPARTICIPATION.COM Join the movement t: @stevejennings1 e: steve@weareparticipation.com t: @better_participation i: weareparticipation #participationsignal

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