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Acknowledgments

Bob Havlick, then head of the Innovation Groups, a forward-thinking association of city managers, got me involved in communities. He kept inviting me to their annual conference, and my contact with these public servants shifted the direction of my work. I will always be grateful for Bob’s faith and support. Work with some of those city managers, Jim Keene, Jim Ley, Ray Patchett, and Ed Everett, sealed the deal, and I am grateful to all of them.

My gratitude to Peter Koestenbaum, John McKnight, and Werner Erhard is infinite. I keep looking for sentences I speak or write that have not been shaped by their friendship, and I can find few. I do not know if I have a thought that is truly my own, so I am happily relegated to the role ...

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