We find it a joy and a privilege to reflect on all those who helped us along this journey.

A number of distinguished thought leaders have really impacted us. The work of author and former US Representative Mickey Edwards as well as Greg Orman and Charlie Wheelan, pathbreaking political innovators and talented writers, thinkers, and doers, shaped much of Katherine’s early thinking on these issues. We are grateful to Alan Murray and Clifton Leaf at Fortune for their early and influential buy-in. We thank Howard Shultz for his engagement with our work and for bringing vitally important visibility to the high barriers to entry for new competitors.

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our two lead writing and research partners. ...

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