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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 startup 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 problems from happening. Either is a viable strategy. They have been at impasse for a while.

An expert in NonViolent Communication (NVC) 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 baby animal picture 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.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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