Agree. Just under two years ago, I thought Katherine would make an
excellent ED. And she has not disappointed.

James

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 2:45 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl>
wrote:

> with the right leader, things suddenly start to click just right :)
>
> dj
>
> On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 10:08 AM, Tanweer Morshed <wiki.tanw...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Thank you Micru for bringing the talk of Katherine in the mailing list, I
> > probably wouldn't have watched it if you didn't post it here.
> >
> > I'd like to thank Katherine for the charismatic presentation at
> University
> > of Melbourne, depicting the essence of the Wikimedia movement in the
> > perspective of our times. We value your leadership in the movement and
> your
> > effort to highlight the goodness of millions of Wikimedians across the
> > world. This isn't very common that we acknowledge the positivity and
> > contribution of people around us, which we should do more to encourage
> and
> > assure them that they are doing great, thus uplifting the energy within
> > them. Thank you Katherine!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tanweer
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM, David Cuenca Tudela <dacu...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello everybody,
> > >
> > > Normally in our community we used to send angry emails when we were not
> > > happy with how things are going, and we were not sending enough emails
> of
> > > satisfaction and encouragement. I don't know who started it, but the
> > "what
> > > is making​ you happy this week" series might be one of the best social
> > > achievements our movement has reached.
> > >
> > > To continue on that line I would like to tell you what made me happy
> this
> > > week, but about Katherine Maher, our current leader. In particular
> about
> > > this video:
> > > https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8BuyKmjy7Rw
> > >
> > > If you haven't watched it, do it now and get to know Katherine. I think
> > we
> > > as a community don't deserve a leader like her, at least not yet. The
> > > reason is because she's​ way more advanced than us at seeing how the
> > world
> > > is going and what is there to be done about it.
> > >
> > > We can have as many Strategy Talks as we want, but as long as we as a
> > > community are not ready to rally to put ourselves behind Katherine and
> > > fully support her with her mission, it will be all for nothing.
> > >
> > > The way I perceive Katherine is a charismatic leader full of light, but
> > her
> > > light is not reaching us fully because we are not giving her enough
> power
> > > yet. I want to invite all of you as individuals to reflect upon this
> and
> > > ask yourself if you are as ready as me to support Katherine for the
> > > personal benefit and the whole movement benefit.
> > >
> > >
> > > I have never done this before but allow me some tolerance to speak on
> > > behalf of the community. Not because I have been elected but because I
> > love
> > > it so much and I want the best for it. So if I were to speak on behalf
> of
> > > the community I would tell this to Katherine: stop having so much
> > patience
> > > with us.
> > >
> > > There was a time when patience was good and necessary, but not anymore.
> > Set
> > > yourself free and do as you please, because I see no possible harm in
> > your
> > > intentions. Don't be afraid about going too fast. The community needs
> > > challenges to grow and if you don't bring them forward, we will not
> grow
> > > enough to face the world of tomorrow, or today, or yesterday.
> > >
> > > We are behind in our progress because of you, Katherine. We need that
> you
> > > bring to the table ALL what you can do, but you need to do it wisely,
> and
> > > you lack a bit of that too.
> > > So my advice is to challenge us, but ask first wise people in the
> > movement
> > > first. There are a few of them, but they do exist: Andrea Zanni, Asaf
> > > Bartov, even Délphine (never meet her properly) are clear examples of
> > wise
> > > people. Over time and with practice you will be able to find more, and
> in
> > > the end you will be wise enough to enlighten us all.
> > >
> > > In my more than 10 years in the movement and my particular involved in
> > > leadership, I could have never imagined that we would be so lucky to
> > find a
> > > leader like Katherine. When by chance she was here in Belgium, I live
> in
> > > Leuven, I asked to meet her. Of course it was not possible, but I use
> the
> > > opportunity to tell her what I wanted to in that meeting: Katherine, I
> > love
> > > you, not in a romantic way, but the way you are as a person, don't be
> > > afraid if others cannot see you for who you are, you are just great the
> > way
> > > you are.
> > >
> > > In a past Conference I brought some gifts to people I cared about, but
> I
> > am
> > > lucky that I won't be attending this Wikimania (only the Wikidata
> > > conference this year). I feel lucky because I will not have to bring a
> > gift
> > > for Katherine, the only person who was deserved my admiration this
> year,
> > > and it would be too hard to pick an appropriate gift for her... The
> Moon?
> > > The stars? They are hard to transport, anyway.
> > >
> > > Please forgive me for my ramblings. I just think that Katherine is
> great
> > > and that she deserves more emails like this one.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Micru
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> __________________________
> prof. dr hab. Dariusz Jemielniak
> kierownik katedry Zarządzania Międzynarodowego
> i grupy badawczej NeRDS
> Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
> http://nerds.kozminski.edu.pl
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> Wyszła pierwsza na świecie etnografia Wikipedii "Common Knowledge? An
> Ethnography of Wikipedia" (2014, Stanford University Press) mojego
> autorstwa (Dorothy Lee Award 2015, Nagroda Naukowa Prezesa PAN 2016)
> http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=24010
>
> Recenzje
> Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml
> Pacific Standard:
> http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/killed-wikipedia-93777/
> Motherboard: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-ethnography-of-wikipedia
> The Wikipedian:
> http://thewikipedian.net/2014/10/10/dariusz-jemielniak-common-knowledge
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