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I’m chairman of Startup Societies Foundation and president of Openworld, nonprofit ventures that specialize in new ways to lift barriers to entrepreneurship. I have worked in 50+ countries over the past three decades on policy reforms, learning innovations, and special economic zones, including startup cities open to economic migrants.
A current focus is on Game B initiatives for neighborhood groups and communities to secure land grants, and then awaken dormant land values through new learn-by-doing and policy reform initiatives. I recently completed a book on bootstrapping "endowment zones" to fund good causes – https://is.gd/startupsocieties.
Earlier in my career, I was publisher and managing editor of Reason magazine, and cofounder of the Local Government Center, springboard for Reason Foundation’s research and consulting practice on non-governmental approaches to service delivery. I’m a graduate of Harvard University, and a former Visiting Fellow of the Lehrman Institute, where I researched ways that neighborhood associations can take on municipal service responsibilities. Personal interests include hiking, drawing/architectural design, kayaking, flying, square foot gardening, archery, and reading.