We live in a different world. It is more open, collaborative, sharing; less about what one person can accomplish and more about what we collectively can achieve. We are each part of many opportunity ecosystems, overlapping, interacting, blending, and separating. For all of these opportunities that we participate in, one thing is true … opportunity is not something one person can take credit for. It is the result of countless efforts of discovery and creation.
The opportunities described in this book each have their own ecosystems—the companies named and consumers unnamed, influencers, observers, and, in many cases, we at NewEdge have been involved. We have touched the growth journeys of the majority of companies whose stories you have read. That said, we haven't called out our role because the truth is that everything good which has happened has been a combined effort of ours, the ecosystem, and our clients. All growth is a team sport, all opportunity part of an ecosystem, and all big ideas the result of many contributions. We are happy to be part of so many firms' ecosystems and excited to see the results of our work in their boardrooms and in the hands of consumers—that is the reward.
“He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening mine.”
Thomas Jefferson, former U.S. president and father of the U.S. patent system
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