Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Changing the World

“I have always felt that the action most worth watching is not at the center of things but where edges meet. I like shorelines, weather fronts, international borders. There are interesting frictions and incongruities in those places.”

Anne Fadiman
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Why am I at NetSquared? I provide wealth management services for philanthropic families.

Why is Chris DeCardy here? He is director of communications for The David and Lucile Packard Foundation President.

Why is Anurag Nigam here? He is a member of Sand Hill Angels.

Why is Amy Lesnick here? She is executive director of Full Circle Fund.

Why is Cisco Systems sponsoring this conference?

Because interesting things are happening “where the edges meet”. Something’s happening here. I don’t think that anyone knows for sure what it is. Usually when you go to a conference, everyone is in the same line of work. At NetSquared, everyone I meet comes from a totally different background. There are “interesting frictions and incongruities” between us. But that’s why all of this is so exciting.