There's Always More Pie
I met some Silicon Valley Founders the other day, and I asked what advice they had to give us in Australia, that would help unlock our potential.
They looked at me and said "Y'all need to stop scrapping over pie crumbs and start building more pie factories". #TrueStory
It's a fair point. I moved to Australia because I thought it was the new America. A land of opportunity. The last remaining frontier. The 4th least densely populated country on the planet. And underneath that wide red dessert, all the treasure...
And yet I find myself in a world obsessed with navel gazing. Protecting our borders, trying to hoard everything for ourselves, fighting...as they said, over pie crumbs rather than trying to build anything new.
But we who code are creatives, world builders, legacy leavers. We were not placed here on this rock hurtling through space to grind. We are here to make a difference.
This is a session showing us we are not just nerds, we are superheroes. It's a reminder of who we are and what we are capable of. It's a question in the darkness and it's a call to action.
Who's hungry? I'm baking pie.
Outline/Structure of the Keynote
1. Meet the founders
2. Building factories
3. The final frontier
4. The standard by which you measure your life
5. He who dies with the most toys
6. Zero-sum games
7. All the food in the world
8. 7.6 million people
9. Financial constructs
10. Rules and checkboxes
11. What do we value
12. Spinning world
13. Remember to pee
14. Reactive v proactive
15. Significant contribution
16. Life the universe and everything
17. Universal Code
19. Making sense of patterns
20. The destination
People will walk away from this session asking themselves what they can do to change the world for the better. Whether that thing is a small thing each day, or the code that will rewire the whole universe.
Prerequisites for Attendees
This is a Keynote or Locknote session designed to inspire.