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Andrew Thorp

Founder, Speakeasy Groups

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Have you reinvented yourself, or started a movement?

Seth Godin, Sir Ken Robinson and Derek Sivers all talk about the potential we have to effect the change we want and start something that attracts attention and gets followed. I believe this too, but I'd love to hear from people who've done it. What was it you changed, and why? What struggles did you have and how did you overcome them? And what lies ahead for you?

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    May 18 2011: Thanks for your contributions so far. Like Jessica I found the Sivers talk wonderfully inspiring - makes you want to get off your backside now and make a difference. I love the way Seth Godin talks about social media really being an opportunity to LEAD - "we own the means of production now!" unlike Marx's classic factory owners. And I was blown away by Simon Sinek's message of the Golden Circle (TEDx talk). Start with your WHY, not your what or how when you describe what you're about. People who are on a cause attract attention from people who find something resonant in their message. The key, he says, is to find people who believe what you believe. Empowering stuff - love hearing your stories.

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