Dont Just Change The World Improve It!

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Slides from my talk at Barcamp Liverpool to encourage people to build cool, world-changing things

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<ul><li> 1. Dont Just Change the World Improve It! Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 2. A Brief History Lesson <ul><li>This region has changed the world </li></ul><ul><li>The North-West is the birthplace of the industrial revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Liverpool built the 1 st commercial wet dock </li></ul><ul><li>First passenger railway connected Liverpool and Manchester </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 3. Todays Challenges <ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 4. <ul><li> You have to ask yourself, are we working on the right things? </li></ul><ul><li>Tim OReilly, Web2.0 Expo keynote </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Photo: flickr.com/photos/adders/2961984289/ </li> <li> 5. But Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 6. ButI Dont Have the Money <ul><li>Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Venture Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting services on the side </li></ul><ul><li>Be imaginative </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 7. ButI Dont Have the Skills <ul><li>Find people who have the skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the skills </li></ul><ul><li>Skills are over-rated </li></ul><ul><li>Successful projects need more than just technical skills </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 8. Give Yourself Permission <ul><li>Take responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Dont wait for approval from others </li></ul><ul><li> Yes, we can </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 9. We Can Make a Difference <ul><li>Act Now </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 10. We Can Make a Difference <ul><li>Therell Never Be a Perfect Time </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 11. We Can Make a Difference <ul><li>Dont Waste Time Complaining </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 12. We Can Make a Difference <ul><li>Sooner You Act, the Sooner Things Will Get Better </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com </li> <li> 13. We Can Make a Difference Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com Photo: John McKerrell - flickr.com/photos/52127104@N00/3088617051/ </li> </ul>