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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 29 2011: Some terrific contributions here folks. I especially like James Walker's take on reinvention - that it's not really necessary if you expose yourself to a multiplicity of experiences. Once you get curious about the world around you, it becomes a very rich place indeed. But I do believe people can discover their purpose and passion through this process of curiosity. It seems to me those who speak at TED combine a thirst for learning (in many areas) with their particular focus or niche.

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