Keeping Incredible Company

I’ve just been named #78 on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business list (David Wiley). In my wildest dreams I never imagined finding myself on a list with Hayao Miyazaki (Totoro), JJ Abrams (Lost), Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), and Brian Eno (where to start?), and 95 other incredible people. I’m certainly not deserving, but I’m grateful for the recognition of my contribution and I hope that it brings greater awareness to the work we’re all doing on open education.

6 thoughts on “Keeping Incredible Company”

  1. Well I certainly think that you are creative, but let’s not forget that your primary qualification for being in this is being ‘in business’ and not ‘being creative’ — this time last year, before your business venture, they would not even have acknowledged your existence, much less awarded you with anything.

    The business press (of which Fast Company is a part) is highly partisan, but disguises that fact, by eschewing discussion of political parties, while at the same time relentlessly advancing a pro-business agenda, of which the celebration of people ‘in business’ is a part.

    Not that I want to remain on your parade, or in any way belittle your accomplishments, which are considerable, but I feel I would be remiss in failing to point out the purpose of this article, and such articles generally.

  2. Congratulations. That is something!

    Fast Company is one of the few magazines I still read on paper, because I have felt that they “get it”. This is another prove of it.

    Good luck with the Flat World Knowledge.

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