This project could not have happened without the love and support of many people.
To all the industry leaders who took time out of their day to meet and chat with me, your honesty and insights endure. To my family at Hyper Island
DMM crew 6, we lived through a strange and special six months of flat whites, post its, and taking human-centric to heart. Don't forget true love. Tash, Lauren, David, Max, Catherine, Minnie, Becky, Sarah, Jon, Koen, and the rest of the Hyper staff, I've never been good at small talk in the kitchen, but you guys are the realest and sometimes talking isn't needed to say respect. My colleagues and friends at JOYN:VISCOM
, reconnecting with all of you back on planet China, especially Shanshan, Siyu, and Youzi, is the best thing any alien could hope for. To all my other friends and acquaintances who have been on the receiving end of "so here's the thing about effective teamwork…!" thanks for your profound interest. Contact me for a workshop anytime.
Or talk to my team at Northern Quarter
: Trishal, Rita, and Dominic, who have been with me through this project overcoming timezones, VPNs, madness and greatness. I vouch for all of them and their grandchildren.
Finally, thanks to my dad, whose work I'm only beginning to understand, and who spent days with me on a former working title for the project, and edited my Chinese translation not by just proofreading, but making it more structurally sound. Thanks to mom, who I got to spend some time with during the writing of this project and has shown me a crazy, hardworking ethic and that she never stopped being an immigrant. I hope we all never stop being immigrants. To Ken, who is at least "50% more influential," for your brilliance, generosity, patience, kindness, feedback and keeping up with my maoxuewang habits.