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7 Quiet Transparency

Ability to be open and authentic about what matters—without being overly self-promoting.

THE MAKE: MAGAZINE MOTTO, “If you can’t open it, you don’t own it,”1 is a call—really a demand—for transparency. Transparency is rooted in the maker instinct. People’s curiosity and knowledge about how things are made has always been there but will increase dramatically. Where did those ingredients come from? What standards of safety were used? How green were the factories? Who were the workers and how were they treated? Quiet transparency is also necessary for constructive depolarization. Quiet transparency starts from being quiet and ...

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