To change the world - start with yourself
In this talk Richard Lucas describes how ambitious people can prepare themselves for "opportunity readiness" even when their goals and purpose in life is not well defined. And how setbacks led him to understand that his biggest impacts came from working on other people's ideas, and how at the end of the day people's opinion of themselves is the one that really matters". Richard identifies as European, Polish, Krakowian, British, a citizen of the world, a TEDx-er, an immigrant, father, and as business and social entrepreneur. He has started more than 30 businesses in Poland, the UK and USA, many initiatives promoting entrepreneurship since he moved to Krakow in 1991 and teaches entrepreneurship in schools, universities and business schools. He was responsible for the on line "Wojtek the Soldier Bear" movement and the Statue in Kraków's Park Jordana for which the Polish Government awarded him a Pro Memoria medal. He has been involved in TED and TEDx events since 2009, is the Curator and Founder of TEDxKazimierz and is committed to changing lives for the better through working on spreading great ideas.