Our Genesis

Special Thanks

I would like to thank 15 great people for helping me get my thinking organized in a way that has allowed us to put this initiative together. They are in alphabetical order by first name: Adrian Gropper, Andrew Ford, Charvi Sarfare, Daniel Szuc, Davide Casali, Dennis Pitocco, Dominic Collins, Graham Watson, Guy Higgins, Jennifer Fabrizi, Louis Rawlins, Lucas Cioffi, Mei Lin Fung, Simon Spencer and Vishal Modi.

Without them, this probably wouldn’t have happened.

Conversations with many people have inspired this: Doc Searls and his team of hundreds that form the CusTech Collective, from where it all started at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Philip Sheldrake of Euler Partners and The Digital Life Collective; Lan Jenson at Adaptable Security; Roger Gorman and Vicky Holdsworth at Profinda and Workforce of the Future; Mei Lin Fung, founder of the People Centered Internet; Dan Szuc and Jo Wong’s Make Meaningful Work initiative.

Finally, a very special thank you to Louis Rawlins. What a guy. This site might be here without him, but it would be a shadow of this final product. The site you see is because of his hard work, dedication—and let’s face it—design skills and technical prowess. Thank you, Louis.

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