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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 27 2011: I have reinvented myself since the onset of graduation. Realization of self-goals have been a major reason of such a change in outlook. I thank the people around who had me motivated in some or the other way. I have started thinking less in the product sense and more in the impact sense. Dreams are meant to be big, else whats the use of it? I truly believe in such a concept. Presently I want to build an initiative of a direct social media forum for people from Pakistan and India to provide an unadulterated public opinion about each other. My idea is to introduce the common man from both countries in the true sense.
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      May 29 2011: Your thoughts inspire me to share one thought I constantly consider: Some ten years ago I re-invented myself by the topic of culture; today I am always thinking of starting a new activity in social media - for social welfare, quite a different area. But I am positive that my knowledge and learnings from culture would be an avantgarde step for social welfare - I can see this everywhere: this crossover synergies. Reading your CV I am fascinated about the crossovers of competences you have - and now you want to cross and bring togehter India and Pakistan. This is the best way to go! I hope you succeed.
      • May 31 2011: Thank you Bernd. I hope I am able to take this idea forward and implement it in a much wider scale. I expect to get the support from all change agents and the TED community!

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