Thanks

Mindsharing Book Acknowledgments

Mindsharing was created using Mindsharing with thousands of people. But before acknowledging them, I wanted to start by thanking two amazing people who created this book with me and were a huge part of this incredible journey I’ve been on.

My first and foremost thank-you is to Lara Love Hardin, my partner in writing this book. We’ve spent countless hours together in which I’ve learned to admire and adore her gift with words. If writing a book is like having a baby—although the pregnancy is longer than nine months—then Lara is the proud mother. Lara, thank you for your amazing work and friendship. You have a very special place in my heart.

Mindsharing is a special baby, as it has two fathers. My second huge thank-you is to my literary agent and Mindsharing’s second father, Doug Abrams. His exceptional vision, insight, and guidance made this book possible. Doug, I am so fortunate to have you as my friend and mentor. Thank you for transforming Mindsharing from a dream into a reality.

A big thank-you to the wonderful team of professionals at Portfolio: my editor, Maria Gagliano, and publisher, Adrian Zackheim, along with Rachel Moore, Will Weisser, Stefanie Rosenblum, and many others who make up this hardworking team.

I’d like to thank David Passig, my PhD professor, for introducing me to the fascinating world of crowd wisdom, and for being my mentor and inspiration.

To Peter Diamandis and Jeff Pulver for supporting Mindsharing from the very beginning. And to my friends who inspired me to write a book, Ilan Itzhayek, Dov Alfon, Gideon Amichay, Gil Peretz, Michael Weiz, and Abigail Tennenbaum.

I also want to thank Maya Elhalal-Levavi for changing my life by letting me know about TED auditions; Aya Shapir for giving me the name Mindsharing; and Or Sagy for suggesting I bring an ox on the TED stage.  To Chris Anderson, Kelly Stoetzel, June Cohen, and the entire team at TED for inviting me to speak on the TED stage

Among the thousands of people who were a part of creating this book, a few stand out because they invested many hours in editing the book while adding their thoughtful insights. Thank you Arod Ballisa, Saviram Lior, Noam Ilovich, Daphna Joffe, and Sorin Solomon.

To Jonathan Klinger for his wonderful legal advice and personal story that gave me great insights about Mindsharing for love.

To Sharon Alon and the wonderful team at Herods Tel-Aviv for their generous invitation to write at their hotel while being inspired by the Tel-Aviv seashore.

 A very special thank-you to my former managers and mentors, Arie Scope, Shimon Zacks, Meir Raz, Aliza Tamir, Danny Yamin, Adi Eyal, and Judi Granit for helping me to grow out of my comfort zone.

To my private crowd of close friends who are always there for me, Erez and Nava Simon, Rami and Iris Joseph, Yosi and Gili Taguri, Eran and Einat Arbel.

I’d like to thank my family, whom I love with all my heart. My parents, Varda and Moshe. My brothers, Liat and Gal. My wonderful in-law, Abraham. My children, Maya, Ori, and Assaf, and my wife and best friend, Ayala. You are the love of my life and the reason I’m in this world.

People typically think that writers create out of their own imagination. The reality is that Mindsharing is the product of thousands of brilliant people who came together to create a crowdsourced book about crowdsourcing. For everyone who was part of creating Mindsharing—thank you so much. I could not have done this without you.

These are member of my crowd who took an active role in reading, editing, giving suggestions and helping. The wisdom in this book is first and foremost belong to their collective intelligence, passion and enthusiasm to create a crowdsourced book about crowdsourcing.

I am only as good as my crowd.

Thank you all!

 

A

Adi Avnit

Adi Daniel

Adi Eyal

Adi Romem

Adi Zamir

Adina Hagege

Adrian Moskovitch

Ady Bertschneider

Ahuva Kamar

Alina Bernstein

Alisa Lutski

Aliza Tamir

Allon Dafner

Allon Mason

Almog Tal Ben Hamo

Alon Amir

Alon Barnea

Alon Gur-Arie

Alon Matas

Alon Refael

Ami Elazari

Amir Avnon

Amir Elion

Amir Hanan

Amir Haramaty

Amir Kaldor

Amir Keren

Amir Luz

Amir Pinto

Amira Cohen

Amit Banayan

Amit Lahav

Amit Raam

Amit Sharky

Amos Atia

Anat Amely

Anat Calo Levron

Anat Fanti

Anat Gur

Anat Hlfin

Anat Klumel

Anat Shani

Andrey Bukati

Arale Cohen

Ari Ben-Ephraim

Ari+Ella

Ariana Shalem

Arie Scope

Ariel Amit

Ariel Gottlieb

Ariel Rattner

Arik Ben-Dov

Arod Balissa

Asaf Alexanderovitch

Asaf Almog

Asaf Manor

Asaf Shmaya

Asaph Schulman

Assaf Younger

Assis Ruth

Avi Friedland-Zion

Avi Yafe

Aviad Hahami

Avigaile Moyal

Aviram Dar

Avishay Niv

Avishay Pariz

Aviv Matsa

Aviya Oren

Aya Shapir

Ayelet Tal

Ayelet Webber-Zvik

B

Barak Gozner

Barak Raz

Barak Roth

BATIA SHAHAM

Bat-Zion leibovitch

Beatrice Almog

Bella Feld

Benjamin Feinstein

Benny Reich

Beto Maya

Billie Broaris

C

Carlos Freund

Carmit Dotan

Carmit Klein

Clara Cohen

D

Daffy Shapir

Dafna Lifshitz

Dan Frommer

Dan Gross

Dan Lichtenfeld

Dan Mayzlish

Dan Mor

Dana Ashkenazi

Dana Bloch

Dan Friedman

Dana Friedman

Dana Nachmias

Dani Galil

Dani Shames

Daniel Matalon

Daniel Moran

Daniel Ohaion

Daniel Ravner

Daniel Samuel patrick

Daniel Shapiro

Danny Baltuch

Danny Hadad

Danny Roup

Danny Yanim

Dany Bar

Dany Rubinshtein

Daphna Joffe

Daria Mirkurbanova

David Elharar

David Friedman

David Shimon

David Tuchfeld

David Zusiman

Dean Livne

Diana Tenne

Dikla Edlis

Dina Alfasi

Dooby Flink

Dor Aviran

Dor Dali

Dor Pazuelo

Dori Ben Israel

Dorin Mandelbaum

Doron Avidar

Doron Benita

Doron Libshtein

Doron Schwartz

Dr. Gil Chapnick

Dror Liwer

Dror Pipano

Dvir Goren

E

Edelman Arik

Efi Jeremiah

Ehud Dinerman

Einat Eliash

Einat Gross

Einat Raiff

Eitan Yurman

Elad Aviv

Elad Feldman

Elhanan Brisk

Eliav Alaluf

Eliea Alon Hacohen

Elinor Igal

Eliran Nagar

Ella Gabai

Ella Rashkovich

Eran Alshech

Eran Cohen

Eran Dror

Eran Ferri

Eran Gefen

Erez Kalev

Eran Kolber

Erez Ben-Moshe

Erez Greenberg

Erez Manhaimer

Erez Zehavi

Esther Feffer

Eti Golan

Etti Okon

Evgeny Klainer

Eyal Adanya

Eyal Ben-Ze'ev

Eyal Doron

Ezy levy

F

Frida Dayan

G

Gabby Begas

Gady grosz

Gady Margalit

Gai Zomer

Gal Corfas

Gal Oz

Gal Pasternak

Gal Righter

Gali Knobel

Galia Nevo

Galit Avinoam

Galit Azar

Galit Barash

Galit Solomonov

Gerry Sapir

Gila Oren

Gilad Chatsav

Gilad Chazav

Gilad Flint

Gilad Sasson

Gina Kass

Giora Golan

Granit Keren

Guy Einy

Guy Moskowitz

Guy Ronen

Guy Simhon

Guy Simon

Guy Yanai

H

Hadas Adler

Hadas Ariel Blankchtein

Hadas Raz Gilboa

Hagai Pipko

Hagai Yedidya

Hagit Movshovitz

Haim Rubinstein

Hamutal Schieber

Hanan Lev

Hanna Ben Menachem

Hanoch Sachar

Hans Shakur

Helit Saad

Hila Granot Antebi

Hila Koren

Hila mitzner

Hilel Kobrovski

Hilel Shalev

Hilla srour

I

Idan Arbiv

Idan Igali

Idit Reiss

Ido Yavnai

Iffat bar-kol Grecht

Igor Goldfeld

Igot Frenkel

Ilan Gattegno

Ilan Itzhayek

Ilan Levy

Ilana Tavor

Ilanit Aba

Ilanit Bar-Zeev

Ilya Polonsky

Inbal Asif Rothman

Inbal Betzer

Inbal Gelfarb

Inbal Shani Greenberg

Inbar klein

Iris Fink

Iris Noti

Iris Ticher

irit sharabani

Ishay Bason

Israel Blechman

Israel Kehat

Israel Litman

Itai Druckmann

Itai Preis

Itamar B

Itay lichtenzon

Itay Shiner

Itsik alfon

Itzhaki Merav

Itzik Ben-Shitrit

Itzik Gini

Itzik Lavi

Izak Cohen

J

Jacob Grinshpan

Jermy Hoffman

Joel Califa

Judi Granit

K

Karina Batat

Keren Kapulsky

Keren Landau

Kobi Pinker

L

Leah Calo

Lev Oren

Li Aviram Shoshani

Libit Even-Paz

Lidia Shaddow

Limor Azulay

Limor Henig

Limor Lahiani

Limor Poran

Lior Avitan

Lior Cohen Amikam

Lior Dori

Lior Hadari

Lior Koren

Liora Titinger

Liran Aviv

Liran Kotzer

Liron Elbaz

Liron Milo

Lital Raz

M

Mali Marton

Malkah Yair

Maor Chen

Margalit Brock

Marina Vaknin

Matan Bar Sela

Matan Yungman

Maya Barda

Maya Elhalal Levavi

Maya Miller

Maya Karmely

Maya Sagi

Mazi Solomon

Meir Ansher

Meir Kaufman

Meir Pinto

Meirav Keinan

Mel Rosenberg

Menachem Rozenblum

Meny Levy

Merav Sadovsky

Merav Greenzweig

Meytal Cohen

Micahel Fingerhut

Michael Arens

Michael Mishan

Michael Poroger

Michal Bareket

Michal Bleiman Harari

Michal Cohen

Michal Falk

Michal Levin

Michal Shargil Ben Sira

Mikey Levy

Mimi Barkan

Monika Bercu David

Mor Levin

Mordechai Zeitler

Mordehai Zaitler

Moshe Karasik

Moshik Chen

Moti Anav

Moti Berkovitz

Moti Krispil

Moti Sachrai

Motti Ben David

N

Nadav Avidan

Nadav Drori

Narkiss Chen

Natan Levy

Natanel Levis

Nedira Shmueli

Neomi Heyman

Neriad Hakak

Nir Cats

Nir Dori

Nir Hoff

Nir Lewy

Nir Shilo

Niso Missistrano

Nissim Hofi

Noa Cohen

Noa Gottfrief

Noam Armonn

Noam Gold

Noam Ilovich

Noam Ron

Noga Zweigenberg

Noy Kedem

Noya Abramovich

Nurit Kruk-Zilca

O

Oded Valin

Ofaz Brisker

Ofek Ashkenazy

Ofer Eyni

Ofer Feldman

Ofer Reiss

Ofir Goldman

Ofir Rob

Ofir Ron

Ohad Barash

Ohad Roth

Ola Yasinovi

Omer Lewy

Omri Keli

Opher Brayer

Or Tsviely

Or Yeger

Ori Eisen

Ori Segol

Orit Arkin Levi

Orit Tati

Orly Geva

Orly Krieger

Orly Leon

Orly Melamed

Orna Shalomof

Orni Pachman

P

Pavel Zeldin

Pazit Levitan

R

Rachel Zamir

Racheli Vanunu

Rakefet Shfaim

Rami Cohen

Rami Kleiman

Rami Michaeli

Rami Rachamim

Ran Cohen

Ran Magen

Ran Pinker

Ran Styr

Ravit Kalod

Raya Volinsky

Raz Rarush

Razia Weisselberg

Reut Menashe

Reuven Kogan

Revital Cohen Liverant

Rinat Bialer

Roei Ben Gal

Roi Fainstein

Roi Shahaf

Roie Shiloah

Ron Ahronson

Ron Ben-Haim

Ron Deutsch

Ron Schwartz

Ron Stern

Ronen Gafni

Ronen Hadas

Ronen Inbar

Ronen Shaal

Ronen Yechi Yechieli

Roni Bass

Roni Kenet Harmelin

Ronit Benbasat Rom

Ronit Doyev

Ronit Kamay

Ronit Vardi

Ronny Sherer

Rotem Bonder

Rotem Ganor

Rotem Nissim

Roy Ben-Alta

Roy Povarchik

Ruth Maller

Ruthy Amrani

S

Sachar Hevrony

Sagi Frishman

Sagi Shani

Sahar Bar-Nissan

Sandra Eliash

Saray Danmias

Sarid Bar Meir

Sarit Haim

Sarit Naziri

Sarit Shani

Sarit Tamir

Sarital Landesman

Saviram Lior

Sendi Frangi

Shachar Hefetz

Shachar Mendelboim

Shachar Reichman

Shahar Halperin

Shai Cohen Laor

Shai Tzefadia

Shalev Shelly

Shani Levy

Shani Verbel

Sharon Beilis

Sharon Call Or

Sharon Gonen-Volkovich

Sharon Mass

Shay Ben Yaakov

Shelly Danosh

Shevik Tal

Shimon Doodkin

Shimon Hacoon

Shimon Saban

Shimon Zacks

Shira Levy Barkan

Shiri Fisher

Shiri Hirsch

Shirley Pollak

Shirry Harpaz-Dvir

Shlomi Perez

Shlomi Zigart

Shlomit  Shohat

Shmulik Lederman

Sigal Shavit

Slava Luzakin

Smadar Or

Smadar Torres

Sorin Solomon

T

Tal Bar

Tal Ninio

Tal Reuven

Tal Sarid

Tal Surasky

Tal Zaibert

Talya Miller

Tamar Guy

Tamar Obrasky

Tamar Shen-Orr

Tami Neuthal

Tammy Goren

Teddy Neuwirth

Tina Meerry Melusyan

Tom Sela

Tomer Ablkosh

Tomer Cohen

Tomer Novotny

Tzahi Manistersky

Tzipi Pinkus

U

Udi Galili

Udi Gelbort

Uri Gordon

Uri Goren

Uri Savran

Uri Tagger

Uri Yehidi

Uriel Samson

V

Vardit Hemo

Vered Lasri

Vered Wolff

Vicky Meshel Lavi

Vladimir Soroka

X

Xen Mendelsohn Aderka

Y

Yaacov Goldman

Yaacov Grinshpan

Yael Ariel

Yael Kalinsky

Yael Pedhatzur

Yael Peleg

Yael Wagner

Yafit Ido-Greenapple

Yair Engel

Yair Restatcher

Yanai Milstein

Yanir Alter

Yaniv Avital

Yaniv Ben Atia

Yaniv Raphael

Yaniv Yaakubovich

Yanush budnitzky

Yariv Bash

Yaron Chervin

Yeshayau Deutsch

Yfat Ben Elissar

Yifah Hermony

Yifat Yudevsky

Yigal Mor

Yitzhack Schwartz

Yoav Kula

Yoel Kaplan

Yogev Reinhold

Yonatan Frenkel

Yonatan Gat

Yoni Assia

Yoni Dror

Yonit Tzuk

Yoram Cohen

Yoram Marciano

Yorav Harel

Yosi Kan

Yosi Taguri

Yossi Behar

Yossi Dan

Yossi Levi

Yuli Desiatnikov

Yuval Lev

Yuval Machlin

Yuval Pecht

Yuval Pridan

Z

Zachi Diner

Zack Silbinger

Zen Ore

Ziggi Zukerman

Ziv Eden

 

 

TED Talk Acknowledgments

I created my TED talk using the collective wisdom of my friends and colleges through social networks and real life.

Many people chose to take an active role in this process and I wish to send them my deepest appreciation.

 

Prof. David Passig – My PhD professor for inspiring me and guiding me to focus my research at wisdom of crowds area.

Michael Weiz and Abigail Tenembaum from TAI Israel for coaching and inspiring me as a speaker.

Gil Peretz for his thoughtful insights, ideas and coaching on how to build an amazing talk.

Maya Elhalal Levavi for telling me about TED auditions and helping me be my best

Prof. Shimon Shocken for inspiring me to have my dream and for envisioning the first TEDx event in Israel

Yossi Doron for inspiring me to think big and helping me do rehearsals in front of a live audience @ Amdocs.

Eran Gefen for holding my hand during the TED Audition event in NY and inspire my creativity.

Aya Shapir for thinking of an amazing closing sentence at the audition: “Great minds think alike, clever minds think together”

Yosi Taguri my dear friend for making me try harder and giving the best advice I can get

Enav Mor who was the photographer at my wedding… and helped me make a video at the rehearsal @ Amdocs.

Ady Scope for so many insights, kind words and help improving my English.

Naor Suki one of the most amazing and creative designers I know who helped me designing ‘the road to TED’ blog

Adital Ela an Israeli TED fellow and an inspiring women

Nili Goldberg-Levi whom I met on the flight to do the TED audition in NY and became a friend and an inspiration

Meir Pinto an amazing photographer, web-designer and a smiling person for photographing me for TED

Barak Shitrit and Dov Sharon for helping me improve my English

Alon Refael and Karen Inbar for keeping me in balance

Avishai Pariz for the idea to create a moasic from the faces of the people who helped creating my presentation

Yaniv Katan for suggesting adding pictures of the people who helped me create my talk on the TED poster

Tal Shahar for helping me improve my presentation skills

Or Sagy for suggesting to have an ox on stage!

Kal Busman for sharing his inspiring story about crowd wisdom in Church 

Shahar Pnini-Tal for helping me improve the outline of my talk

BenAlt Roi for suggesting a strong and inspiring opening

Tama Levine for sharing with me John Lenon’s quote: “When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality

Oudi Antebi my dear friend, for inspiring me to strengthen only what I am good and giving me food for thought about my talk

Ilan Itzhayek for inspiring me to dream even bigger

Penny Barsimantov for giving me insightful feedback throughout my journey

Michal Yogev for upgrading my talk using wikipedia

Michal Gonen for her insightful feedback and long friendship

Noam Ilovich for helping me to improve my talk and suggesting the name Teddy :-)

Gideon Amichay for inspiring my to never get ‘no’ as an answer and helping me to improve my talk

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, for the idea to post my talk on Wikipedia and let the crowd improve it

Danny Weisberg for inviting me to hold a rehersal in front of a live audience

Meital Chesner and Zohar Nativ from brando for designing the powerpoint for my talk

Gal Raij for editing the videos

Sorin Solomon for so many insightful and helpful comments

Galit Tuchterman for seeding the idea for my next dream – to help others make their dreams come true

Shari Wright Pilo for helping but more than that – for always smiling and believing in me

Shmuel Merhav for the most profound insight about motivation using crowd cheering

Gilad Chatsav my piano teacher and the best jazz artist I personally know for my talk soundtrack

Erez&Nava Simon, Rami&Iris Joseph my close friends for their support and and love

Mark Sylvester for being my HOST at TED

Uri Goren for so much support, feedback and ideas

Karen Dayan for her ideas and support for far away

Ori and Gil Beilin from the Beilinim, the most creative people I know, for designing a thank you ad

Nir Ben Yona Shein for lending me 2 of the coolest microphones I ever saw for my trip to TED

Michal Shargil Ben Sira for so much support and amazing coffee drawings :)

Trevor Kenwrick for his ideas and for improving my talk on Wikipedia

and last but not least, my closet friend, my true love and my wife, Ayala. We are experiencing this together…

 

(I apologize if I forgot someone as so many people are involved in this process. If I forgot you or you know someone that should be in this list – please let me know and I’ll be happy to add them)