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Blessed are the peace makers

Companies surviving long enough to do good and do well

I regret that I cannot include any of the names in this article. Everyone mentioned is truly a hero and has my respect and admiration.

There is a that has done great and wonderful things. Things that improve lives, save lives and contribute to survival of all mankind.

The founders are having a disagreement that is taking all their time and attention such that their good works have been paused and their chance of bringing a successful exit to their laudably patient investors drops further each day.

One of the founders wants to continue solving problem. The other wants move upstream to prevent these from happening. Either is a viable strategy. They have been at impasse for a while.

An expert in NonViolent Communication () has stepped in to help them get back on track to advance their shared goals. I am expecting and hoping that they succeed.

My gratitude and today's go to the unnamed founders and unnamed investors in that unnamed company along with their whole team.

To the facilitator. To he people who helped them see the value in using the facilitator and to the memory of Marshal Rosenberg and his legacy — the global NVC community.

Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.

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