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Ryan Allis

20s from my
lessons
ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION
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Lessons from my 20s

INTRODUCTION
Well, hello there



Best,
Ryan Allis
If you have questions or thoughts, feel free to email me anytime via
ryan@connect.com.
Hi there,
Im Ryan. Im an entrepreneur living in San Francisco.
I created this presentation in advance of my 30
th

birthday on August 14, 2014 to share what I learned
in my twenties about life, entrepreneurship, and the
world. I hope you will nd it useful!
TOPICS
THIS 1284 slide PRESENTATION COVERs What Ive learned about
LIFE


entrepreneurship
The world
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566 SlIDES
449 SLIDES
269 SLIDES
PART 1 TOPICS
GOALS
Purpose
vision
NETWORKS
MENTORS
HAPPINESS
Health
MEDITATION








PART 1 LIFE INCLUDES SECTIONS ON
HABITS
COMMUNICATION
Money
Investing
Love
values
Life LESSONS







PART 2 TOPICS
The big opportunities
Entrepreneurship
Leadership
Business planning
Product development
Innovation









PART 2 ENTREPRENEURSHIP INCLUDES SECTIONS ON
Venture capital
Marketing
Building systems
Building a team
Strategy & execution
Steps to get started








Human rights
Human progress
Systems thinking
World 2050
PART 3 THE WORLD INCLUDES SECTIONS ON
PART 3 TOPICS
Millennials
Climate change
The innovation age
TARGET AUDIENCE
MY PRIMARY TARGET AUDIENCE
IS MILLENNIALS 15-35
WHO ARE INTERESTED
IN MAKING A POSITIVE
DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD



MY MOTIVATION
MY MOTIVATION TO
COMPLETE THIS PROJECt


IS MY MOTHER PAULINE
MY MOTIVATION
SHE PASSED AWAY in 2012
FROM A BRAIN TUMOR
MY MOTIVATION
I WANTED TO DOCUMENT
ALL THE AMAZING
KNOWLEDGE SHE GAVE ME
IN HER 60 years

MY MOTIVATION
She inspired so many
to love everybody
Follow their bliss

and dream big
For some context, here is my background
Born 1984 in Pittsburgh, PA
SON OF A MINISTER from USA & A SOCIAL WORKER from UK
GREW UP IN Woonsocket, Rhode Island and Bradenton, florida
Started learning web development at age 12 in 1996
Majored in econ at UNC-Chapel Hill
Led a software COMPANY CALLED iConTACT from age18-27
Grew icontact to 300 employees then sold company for $170M in 2012
Started mission-driven angel fund called connect ventures in 2012
WENT TO Harvard business school FOR MBA in boston
LEFT HBS after first year TO launch CONNECT in SF
Now living in san francisco and loving it
And here are some of the Topics Im Passionate about
THE ROLE OF BUSINESS & TECH IN MAKING THE WORLD BETTER
Purpose-driven companies & Social enterprise
CREATING A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY
CREATING A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
BUILDING GREAT COMPANIES and cultures
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & Development economics
JOY AND HAPPINESS
SCIENCE & INNOVATION
Purpose-driven LEADERSHIP
TRAVEL & EXPLORATION
GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SERVICE
THE MIND & UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES


What Im deeply passionate about
Helping CREATe An ABUNDANT, SUSTAINABle, and joyOUS WORLD FOR ALL PEOPLE
All people can live
peaceful, mindful, and
joyous lives
All people can live on a
sustainable planet with
clean energy
All people have access to
the six basic human needs
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What Im working on on today
These days Im the ceo of connect and the chairman of hive in san francisco
www.connect.com www.hive.org
Helping people and groups stay connected
A global network of leaders working
on creating a better world
If you enjoy this presentation also check out
www.startupguide.com www.hive.org/book
Lets get started
All right Now
Lets get started
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