Posts in Social Change
Timothy Ferriss | Aim For The Impossible

How and Why to Be Unreasonable

Timothy presents case studies of how to think big and test assumptions to accomplish the impossible, whether launching a #1 bestselling product, setting a world record, or changing the world.

Timothy Ferriss, nominated as one of Fast Company's 'Most Innovative Business People of 2007' is the author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestseller, 'The 4-Hour Workweek'.

He has been featured by dozens of media, including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and CBS. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change.

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Andy Cummins | Surfers Against Sewage Story

Andy talks through the evolution of SAS. From a group of surfers from St Agnes in Cornwall wanting to end raw sewage going out into the sea. In 1990 they evolved into "Some of the Governments most sophisticated environmental critics" (BBS News and Current Affairs) and "Britain's coolest environmental pressure group" (The Independent). SAS now has over 20 live campaigns on 5 major issues.

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Paul Chatterton | Everyday Action Matters

Everyday, everywhere, through spontaneous and planned actions, people are changing the world, together. These everyday actions come from the growing desire to do it ourselves – planting vegetables, organising a community day to get people involved in improving where we live, exposing exploitative firms, taking responsibility for our health, making cups of tea in a social centre, figuring out how to install a shower powered by the sun, making a banner, supporting strikers, pulling a prank to make someone laugh, as well as think.

A whole range of groups from the Camp for Climate Action to No Borders and Social Centres are showing how people can take back control and organise to create a more just and sustainable world.

Paul's talk is about this kind of DIY politics: a call to get involved in practical action and reflection to create more sustainable and fairer ways of living. It is based on the recent book called ‘DIY: a handbook for changing our world’ which he co-wrote with the Trapese Popular Education Collective.

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