ETech 09 Keynote: Work on Stuff that Matters

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Slides from my ETech 09 keynote. Reasonably good summary of the talk itself can be found at
http://is.gd/mFkK

Some video clips at http://bit.ly/RNvAV

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ETech 09 Keynote: Work on Stuff that Matters

  1. Work on Stuff that Matters Tim O’Reilly O’Reilly Media, Inc. www.oreilly.com ETech March 9, 2009 Monday, March 9, 2009
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  4. • Photo by Jeff Kubina: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/47264499/in/set-1030659/ Monday, March 9, 2009
  5. Not an investment bubble - a reality bubble! •Financial crises •Worst income inequality since the Gilded Age •Oil price shock •Global warming •Decline in science literacy & education •Water scarcity •Exotic diseases •Aging populations and soaring health costs •Decline in US economic competitiveness and innovation •Dysfunctional political system Monday, March 9, 2009
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  7. A lot of people thought I was saying to work on non-profits, or maybe social ventures... Monday, March 9, 2009
  8. I’m actually saying that the world’s great challenges are also the world’s great opportunities Monday, March 9, 2009
  9. What we choose to fight is so tiny! What fights us is so great! If only we would let ourselves be dominated as things do by some immense storm, we would become strong too, and not need names. When we win it's with small things, and the triumph itself makes us small. --Rainer Maria Rilke, The Man Watching Monday, March 9, 2009
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  17. “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” --Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, Built to Last Monday, March 9, 2009
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  20. “We need to connect citizens with each other to engage them more fully and directly in solving the problems that face us. We must use all available technologies and methods to open up the federal government, creating a new level of transparency to change the way business is conducted in Washington and giving Americans the chance to participate in government deliberations and decision-making in ways that were not possible only a few years ago.” - From Barack Obama’s campaign platform on technology Monday, March 9, 2009
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  24. Take the long view Monday, March 9, 2009
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  28. Scenario Planning and “Robust Strategies” Monday, March 9, 2009
  29. Scenarios for Oil Drilling: 1980– 90 Active Rigs (Yearly Averages) Forecasts by Major Oilfield Equipment Group Monday, March 9, 2009
  30. Scenarios for Oil Drilling: 1980– 90 Active Rigs (Yearly Averages) Actual Forecasts by Major Oilfield Equipment Group Monday, March 9, 2009
  31. IBM’s original forecast for the PC Monday, March 9, 2009
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  33. Scenario Planning Singularity Government We save saves us ourselves Global Economic & Environmental Collapse Monday, March 9, 2009
  34. Scenario Planning Singularity Government We save saves us ourselves Global Economic & Environmental Collapse Monday, March 9, 2009
  35. Choose your own adventure Monday, March 9, 2009
  36. 1. Work on something that matters to you more than money Monday, March 9, 2009
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  38. Taking a Road Trip • http://autos.canada.com/greatcanadianroadtrip/index.html Monday, March 9, 2009
  39. Taking a Road Trip • http://autos.canada.com/greatcanadianroadtrip/index.html Monday, March 9, 2009
  40. It’s not a tour of gas stations! Monday, March 9, 2009
  41. This might be where you end up http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/06/12/opinion/0613-GASPUMPS_index.html  Monday, March 9, 2009
  42. 2. Create more value than you capture Monday, March 9, 2009
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  48. Build a simple system - let it evolve Monday, March 9, 2009
  49. The first IBM PC Monday, March 9, 2009
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  52. Be friendly to those who extend you Monday, March 9, 2009
  53. housingmaps.com - the very first Google maps mashup •It was a “hack.” Google learned from it, quickly, and turned it into a supported feature Monday, March 9, 2009
  54. Be generous in boosting the work of others Monday, March 9, 2009
  55. “Changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators.” Monday, March 9, 2009
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