#CNOW Business Idea

It is my nature to think of all these great ideas day after day, week after week, month after month etc.

But what do I actually do with them?

  • Some I embrace and catch with two hands
  • Some I let slip. Similar to Elizabeth Gilbert’s creativity story in her TED Talk
  • Some become great conversation starters
  • Some become conversation enders

But this one is going to become something real! Thanks to #CNOW I feel inspired and empowered now to make this project happen. But I also feel like I joined an amazing community during those three days of people who are always experimenting with new ideas and social change and I am ready to step up to the plate and try hit a few homers for Gary!

Funnily enough it was also networking which kicked me into gear. It was through one of those conversations that start out as “I’m Damon, tell me about yourself” that I have been linked to a whole new community of people who are helping me get my idea of the ground and believe in my project.

So in short I want to say:




Send me an e-mail at damon.klotz@gmail.com if you want to learn more

5 Responses to “#CNOW Business Idea”

  1. Dev

    Mate, awesome post, reminding me of how much I got out of #cnow. I think people who didn’t attend – and maybe some who did – won’t appreciate why you’re just ranting about a conference so vaguely, but I get it. It kicked me in the ass too, and I didn’t actually do much networking when I was there either (unfortunately/stupidly).

    Keep it up and can’t wait to hear all about the idea.

    – @debustyle

    • Damon Klotz

      Thanks for the comment Dev!

      I’m glad you liked it. After a conference I actually prefer reading about what people will actually do with their take aways. Rather than posts that just regurgitate the content as it’s extremely hard to put into words how amazing a conference like #cnow was.

      What are you going to do with your take aways?

  2. Siobhan

    Hi Damon
    Yep it’s the ‘Art of the Start’ as Guy Kawasaki would say (google that – great presentation). Kevin Rose who l met in NZ in Feb said the same thing. Just start, get it out there, listen to your users (community) and iterate. I LOVE that Elizabeth Gilbert TED talk – and listen to it over and over again. Great meeting you and looking forward to talking to you re the ConnectNow Brisbane breakfast.
    Stay focused 🙂 and stay connected.

  3. Damon Klotz

    Hi Siobhan,

    That’s what it is all about, making art and sharing it with your community.

    I can’t wait for the Connect Now Breakfasts and am happy to talk to you regarding having one in Brisbane.

    Hopefully I will be able to show you the art I have been working on post #cnow!

    Thanks again for putting on an amazing conference.



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