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Nat Friedman
"If you want to tap into the power that communities can bring to businesses and teams, there is no greater expert than Jono Bacon."

Jamie Smith
Former Deputy Press Secretary
“If you want to unlock the power of collaboration in communities, companies, and teams, Jono should be your tour guide."
Paul Salnikow
"Jono has proved invaluable by delivering senior-level mentoring to my team, working with us, as we designed and delivered ‘The Executive Centre Community’ for our 19,000 executive members."

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I am a big believer in relationships. I want to get know you, and I am hoping I can help...but I also believe our relationship needs to start on the right footing...

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Knowing how to build and grow a community can be tough.

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Very occasionally I will mention a product...but 95% of my emails are just pure value and insight to help you get results.

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People who spam others are horrible human beings. Arguably an even worse human being sells lists of emails to marketing companies. I do neither.

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Jono Bacon

Jono has been building communities now for over 22 years. He has worked with over 200 businesses to help them build productive communities...from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies.

He is the author of five books, including the award-winning 'People Powered' (Harper Collins) and 'The Art Of Community' (O'Reilly) and he writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and others.

He is the creator of the 'Community Experience Masterclass' and the 'Community Ignition Workshop' where he has trained hundreds of students in how to build communities. This includes people from a broad range of industries including tech, consumer, fitness, gaming, entertainment, medicine, non-profits, and more.

 Jono is also an active advisor and investor in numerous companies and funds (including Redpoint, Heavybit, Boldstart, AlienVault, HackerOne, and many others.)

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Nithya Ruff
Senior Director, AMAZON
“Jono Bacon provides the leading experience, nuance, and candor for building powerful, engaging, and inclusive communities. Highly recommended."

Jim Zemlin
Executive Director, Linux Foundation
“Communities are the future of business, technology, and collaboration. Jono Bacon’s experience, approach, and candor is critical reading for harnessing this future."
Mårten Mickos
CEO, HackerOne
“When people who are not under your command or payment eagerly work together towards a greater purpose, you can move mountains. Jono Bacon is one of the most accomplished experts on this."
Kevin Scott
“Jono Bacon provides timely insight into what makes us tick as humans, and how to build richer, stronger technology communities together.”
Marie Dodson
“Jono has a true diversity of insight that spans community strategy, organizational design, leadership, developer workflow, infrastructure, and more. He is able to combine forward-facing strategy with pragmatic tactical delivery. "

Ali Velshi
“Harnessing the collaborative power of communities is critical not just to the success of our businesses, but also for our democracy. Jono provides the clear blueprint for producing that success.”

Jamie Hyneman
Co-Creator/Host, Mythbusters
“If you don’t like herding cats but need to build a community, you need to listen to Jono Bacon.”

Billy Cina
“Jono sets the record straight about what product-related communities are, and the impact you can expect.”
Jim Whitehurst
“Jono is an expert at integrating the potential of communities with businesses. ”

Ben Uretsky
Co-founder, DigitalOcean
"Community is fundamental to DigitalOcean’s success, and helped us build a much deeper connection with our audience and customers. Jono provides a simple, pragmatic recipe for doing this well."

Juan Olaizola
Chief Operating Officer, Santander
"Communities are a powerful component in digital transformation, and Jono Bacon provides the formula."

Dries Buytaert
Founder, Drupal and Acquia
"Jono demystifies the art and science of how to build communities that work."



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