Michael Buffington - SchnitzelConf

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1. Who?

1.1. Michael Buffington San Francisco, CA

1.1.1. Time To Start

1.1.1.1. Schnitzelconf Quotes

1.1.1.1.1. We're not building spaceships

1.1.1.1.2. Security through not telling anyone

1.1.1.1.3. If you're not paying for it...you're the product

1.1.1.1.4. do epic shit

1.1.1.1.5. Pick a good co-founder

1.1.1.1.6. Balsamiq is like my second child...or more like a monster that requires six people

1.1.1.1.7. Exercise

1.1.1.1.8. I hate santa claus

1.1.1.2. 50/50 equity split =

1.1.1.2.1. increased chance of failure

1.1.1.3. Climate Change

1.1.1.3.1. lots of hockey sticks

1.1.1.3.2. global doom

1.1.1.3.3. 2% of the world's coral is alive

1.1.1.3.4. 99% of the world's wealth is held by 1% of the world's population

1.1.1.3.5. 1 in 6 lives in poverty

1.1.1.4. Big Giant Companies

1.1.1.4.1. 913 employ more than 10K people

1.1.1.4.2. these 913 employ 30.5 M people

1.1.1.4.3. revenue is $8.9 billion

1.1.1.4.4. av salary= $40l/year

1.1.1.5. Small Companies

1.1.1.5.1. 2.8 million with 1 -5 employees

1.1.1.5.2. employ 5.7 million

1.1.1.5.3. av rev. $347,800

1.1.1.5.4. av sal $27,320

1.1.1.6. Stagnation

1.1.1.6.1. Henry Ford

1.1.1.6.2. Education wants kids to color within the lines

1.1.1.6.3. Education does not want

1.1.1.7. Learning creativity and happiness

1.1.1.7.1. Creativity

1.1.1.7.2. Happiness

1.1.1.8. Purpose

1.1.1.8.1. being part of something larger than themselves

1.1.1.8.2. the benefits of being part of a group are better than individual fame

1.1.1.9. Why talk about any of this?

1.1.1.9.1. Your needs will be met

1.1.1.10. Seek purpose

1.1.1.10.1. the world needs purpose driven businesses to succeed

1.1.1.10.2. you can be purpose driven and make a profit

1.1.1.10.3. consumers are sensitive about the values/ethics/purpose of the companies whose services/products they purchase

1.1.1.10.4. as transparency increases, so will sensitivity

1.1.1.10.5. profits can amplify purpose

1.1.1.10.6. corporations simply can not move as fast as small businesses can.

1.1.1.11. Now go do that!

1.1.1.12. Questions for Michael

1.1.1.12.1. Attitude changed towards pricing?

1.1.1.12.2. Time Machine - advice to a younger you

2. Where?

2.1. Where will Schnitzelconf be held? In a nasty 1980s hotel ballroom? NO! In a sea of fusty faux red velour that's been crushed by 5 decades of butts in suits? No! Behind the lion, up the stairs… Yes, we're holding our conference in Vienna's incredible Museum of Natural History! It's the center of everything, and so easy to get to, with scenery that can't be beat. And, by the way, we'll have the museum to ourselves. We'll have snacks and lunch in this very (gorgeous) lobby, and the gorgeous staircases and scenery will be ours to look upon while we munch, chat, query, and connect. It's gonna rule!

3. When?

3.1. SchnitzelConf is a 1-day, full-contact conference in Vienna, Austria on September 7. The focus: creating products, launching businesses, and charging real money.

4. What?

4.1. You'll meet and learn from the founders of successful bootstrapped businesses—including Software as a Service, downloadable software, and digital goods. Hard-won knowledge will be shared. Fun will be had. Wine will be drunk. Inspiration will be sparked.

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