Johnny RodgersHello there. I make technology in Vancouver. I like thinking about the future and learning from the past.
I make Give, a platform that allows you to give money directly to the artists you love. I also make Slack, a paradigm-shifting tool for team communication.
In my work, I strive for usefulness, beauty, and positive impact on the lives of others. I value simplicity (fewer things at a higher quality), goodness (bringing joy to living things), and progress (a little better every day).
Reading List: books and essays that have shaped my essential values.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau
The tree remembers. The axe forgets.