Standing on the shoulders of giants is great: you don’t get your feet dirty. My work at Cedexis has led to many of the insights expressed in this book, so many thanks to everyone there.
I’d particularly like to thank and acknowledge the contributions (in many cases via just having great conversations) of Rob Malnati, Marty Kagan, Julien Coulon, Scott Grout, Eric Butler, Steve Lyons, Chris Haag, Josh Grey, Jason Turner, Anthony Leto, Tom Grise, Vic Bancroft and Brett Mertens, and Pete Schissel.
Also thanks to my editor Brian Anderson and the anonymous reviewers that made the work better.
My immediate family is the best, so thanks to them. They know who they are and they put up with me. A big shout-out to my grandma Francis McClain and my dad, Pete Mastin, Sr.