Our Essence

Who Is People First?

A group of like-minded individuals from across the world. We live in places as diverse as the USA, Australia, UK, Italy, Hong Kong and India. Many of us were born in places different from where we live today. The core tenant that connects us all? A desire to raise awareness and focus on the importance of the individual in the modern world.

What Is People First About?

That is best summarized by our mission but to reduce to some rapid specifics … this is what we do for who!

When Was People First Founded?

We came together as a group in early 2017. Our official launch was August 24th 2017.

Where Is People First Located?

Wherever we need to be.

Why Is People First Necessary?

We are not a politically driven group, though you will find us writing and talking about political issues from time to time. Rather, we seek to raise awareness of the importance of the individual and our common humanity. We observe impacts on humanity that are often treated as an afterthought—waste in the name of corporate survival, political gaming within organizations and the rights of businesses in society. We read the news, we read academic journals and corporate press releases. As a community, we compare what people say to our knowledge from working in these places, because actions speak louder than words.

To quote Mark Twain:

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

We give voice to those who bear witness to what they know for sure that just ain’t so, so they have a platform to create change.

How Does People First Work?

Our community is evolving as these words are being written. We seek to build a community of individuals that want to speak out and–we know that we can’t all speak out–sometimes we have to listen. This site and our blog are dedicated to collecting these thoughts. You can read more from us on Medium and Twitter.

Ultimately, we will include Patrons—organizations, enterprises and bodies that understand what we are trying to do—that seek to support us. In return, we will develop white papers, articles, workshops, books that help those entities implement a People First mindset in their communities.

If you want to keep abreast with People First developments, share your best email with us and it will be done.