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Acknowledgements

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1. You will have noticed the origami Swans and Cranes. They are inspired by kindness and the legend of the paper crane, check out the story here and the video.  Across China and Asia Cranes are famed for their longevity, wisdom, eternal youth, purity, honor, good fortune, and peace. We wish you all of these and hope you enjoy making them.

2. If you have been Googleing "Green Swan Compliance" - you may have come across John Elkington's book. We all have a role to play in sustainability and John makes some great points in his book, please buy a copy and have a read. Please note there is no partnership, or endorsement between John's book and Green Swan Compliance or Green Swan Financial. 

 

Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism Hardcover – Illustrated, 7 April 2021 by John Elkington 

 

Even leading capitalists admit that capitalism is broken. Green Swans is a manifesto for system change designed to serve people, the planet, and prosperity. In his twentieth book, John Elkington--dubbed the "Godfather of Sustainability"--explores new forms of capitalism fit for the twenty-first century.

If Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Black Swans" are problems that take us exponentially toward breakdown, then "Green Swans" are solutions that take us exponentially toward a breakthrough. The success, and survival of humanity now depends on how we rein in the first and accelerate the second.

Green Swans draws on Elkington's first-hand experience in some of the world's best-known boardrooms and C-suites. Using case studies, real-world examples, and profiles on emergent technologies, Elkington shows how the weirdest "Ugly Ducklings" of today's world may turn into tomorrow's world-saving Green Swans.

This book is a must-read for business leaders in corporations great and small who want to help their businesses survive the coming shift in global priorities over the next decade and expand their horizons from responsibility, through resilience, and onto regeneration.

​3. Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (TimBL) the "Inventor of the World Wide Web" during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in which he appeared working with a vintage NeXT Computer. He tweeted "This is for everyone" which appeared in LED lights attached to the chairs of the audience. So when it comes to 'open source' and inclusion you don't get bigger the TimBL. Whilst on a much smaller scale we would like to acknowledge the open source nature and creator of the green Swan logo from https://www.vecteezy.com

4. Special thanks go to all those who helped us create Green Swan and have been so generous with their time expertise, and ideas.  Thank you.

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