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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 31 2011: My wife and I are just begining to develop our "Play Games Not War!" and "Join a Team Not a Gang!" movement through a children's board game I developed but shelved years ago called Hand2Hand. The easy to learn game is based on an acient Japanese children's street game called "Jan Ken Pon" or "Rock Paper Scissors". RPS has been used to settle disputes for hundreds of years and is still very popular in all parts of the world today. So why can't we next time they give a war---get there first and start playing fun friendly games like H2H instead of murdering each other?

    WE are raising money to get started right now through projects like..... http://www.cafepress.ca/Hand2HandGear ....Thank You

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