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Giving it all away

Simon Wheatley
September 28, 2014

Giving it all away

At WordCamp Europe 2014, I described how working with Open Source has enabled me to grow in business, and to grow my business. I talked about the tensions between Open Source and traditional business instincts, and shared how giving in to giving stuff away has powered my growth as a consultant working with WordPress.

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Simon Wheatley

September 28, 2014
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  1. we’re an unusual crowd

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  2. unpaid contribution

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  3. collaboration with competitors

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  4. free distribution

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  5. my WordPress story

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  6. making a contribution

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  7. fixing common problems

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  8. "the liberty of some 

    must depend on the 

    restraint of others"
    Isaiah Berlin

    (via Siobhan McKeown)

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  9. "the liberty of some 

    must depend on the 

    restraint of others"
    Isaiah Berlin

    (via Siobhan McKeown)

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  10. "Sea! I command you
    to come no farther!

    Waves, stop your rolling,
    and do not dare
    to touch my feet!"
    Canute

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  11. 23.1% and rising

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  12. the game has changed

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  13. “You have an idea.
    I have an idea.
    We swap.
    Now you have two ideas.
    And I have two ideas.”
    George Bernard Shaw

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  14. stand your ground

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  15. what makes you special?

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  16. what makes you special?

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  17. what makes you special?

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  18. what makes you special?

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  19. “There is nothing more
    important to the success of
    10up than the success of
    WordPress.”
    Jake Goldman, 10up
    (competitor)

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  20. “When the entire pie
    is huge and getting bigger,
    the total size of any particular
    slice grows as well”
    Matt Mullenweg

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  21. Simon Wheatley, @simonwheatley

    Code For The People,@cftp

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