TEDxSiliconNorth.@skanwar05.18.11<br />
Hey.<br />
Entrepreneur<br />Friend<br />Geek<br />
The coffee meeting.<br />
You shouldn’t do that to people, please.<br />
You never know where open conversations close.<br />
Companies learn faster by encouraging outside conversation. <br />
Mentorship can come from anywhere.<br />
Share sooner,learn faster.<br />
People are ready, willing and everywhere.<br />
Coopetition makesbetter outcomes for all.<br />
It can happen outside of the coffee shop.<br />
Systems for innovation are everyone’s responsibility.<br />
The coffee meeting.<br />
Make it a priority.<br />
Make it convenient, comfortable, useful, short and real.<br />
Innovation doesn’thappen sitting alone.<br />
Innovation isn’t an outcome, it’s a process.<br />
Working together is our competitive advantage.<br />
It begins withthe coffee meeting.<br />
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The coffee meeting (TEDxSiliconNorth)

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TEDxSiliconNorth was held on May 18, 2011 on the theme of the "Path to Innovation" in Canada.

The talk explores the intersection of coffee, conversation and community - what I call “the coffee meeting”, my personal experience with it, and the role it plays in innovation in Canada.

Learn more about this event at http://tedxsiliconnorth.com or @tedxsn.

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The coffee meeting (TEDxSiliconNorth)

  1. 1. TEDxSiliconNorth.@skanwar05.18.11<br />
  2. 2. Hey.<br />
  3. 3. Entrepreneur<br />Friend<br />Geek<br />
  4. 4. The coffee meeting.<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. You shouldn’t do that to people, please.<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8. You never know where open conversations close.<br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Companies learn faster by encouraging outside conversation. <br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Mentorship can come from anywhere.<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Share sooner,learn faster.<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. People are ready, willing and everywhere.<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Coopetition makesbetter outcomes for all.<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20. It can happen outside of the coffee shop.<br />
  21. 21.
  22. 22. Systems for innovation are everyone’s responsibility.<br />
  23. 23. The coffee meeting.<br />
  24. 24. Make it a priority.<br />
  25. 25. Make it convenient, comfortable, useful, short and real.<br />
  26. 26. Innovation doesn’thappen sitting alone.<br />
  27. 27. Innovation isn’t an outcome, it’s a process.<br />
  28. 28. Working together is our competitive advantage.<br />
  29. 29. It begins withthe coffee meeting.<br />

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