The League of Pragmatic Optimists or LOPO as it’s perhaps better known is a group of Do-ers who in essence want to make the world a better place.
LOPO meetings are held in various cities all across the world where people can come together, connect, collaborate, generate ideas and projects, and get a much needed dose of inspiration and positivity.
Sounds good don’t you think? As do these - LOPO’s 8 Principles:
Have an unashamed optimism of ambition
Involve yourself in projects that are bigger than you
You are what you do, not what you intend to do
Making mistakes is OK, but not trying is irresponsible
Commit to evidence – also known as ‘Think like an engineer, not like a politician’
You will lose a lot (in the beginning) – also know as ‘Play the long game’
Police your own cynicism
Check out the LOPO site for more info including where your nearest chapter is. In fact, if there’s not one near you, you can contact the LOPO folk directly and set one up.
We love what these guys are doing. With their ‘ideas worth doing’ philosophy, they’re folk after our own heart…
If you like what you see here on Startacus, why not become a member of our growing community? It's free! And you'll get all this - exclusive access to our Business Toolkit, discounts and offers galore for your business via our member only business deals, the chance to network and connect with loads of fellow self-starters, and maybe even become our celebrated 'Self-Starter of the Week' and tell the world your startup tale! Join right here for free
Finding the right supplier for your business can seem daunting when those you are looking at are overseas. So here are some things to think about when starting a relationship with and working with an overseas supplier.
AIB Start-up Academy Summit returns to Belfast!
13th Jan 2017
Northern Ireland startups and entrepreneurs listen up! The AIB Start-up Academy Summit will be back in Belfast and we’ve all the important info you need to bag your free ticket to attend!
Newcastle Startup Week Set to Inspire
11th Jan 2017
Newcastle Startup Week - a new festival of entrepreneurship aims to inspire local people to start businesses and attract greater inward investment to the city and wider North East of England region.