My 10th-great grandfather was William Bradford, the leader of the Pilgrims. I’m thankful that he and his band of religious refugees made the trip and were saved from starvation by the native population.
I’m thankful that five years ago, a group of lawyers and business people got together and pushed the JOBS Act through Congress, and that President Obama signed it into law. I’m thankful there was at least one moment – please may it repeat itself – when politicians were able to act together for the good of our country.
I’m thankful for all the entrepreneurs working to make this Crowdfunding gig a success. I’m thankful I get to work with them.
I’m thankful for the dynamism of the American capitalist system, always giving birth to new opportunities, and for the careful, practical oversight of the SEC, making the space safer for investors and therefore more likely to grow.
I’m thankful for all the terrific people in the Crowdfunding space and for all the new friends I’ve found across the country.
I’m really thankful for the cryptocurrency bubble, making the Crowdfunding market seem sane in comparison.
I’m thankful for a culture that rewards risk-taking and innovation and is slowly, haltingly, inexorably freeing itself of the prejudices of our collective past.
I’m thankful to my colleagues here at Flaster/Greenberg, especially one Molly O’Leary Grimm, curator of this blog and Queen of Social Media.
And I’m really, really thankful for you, readers. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving as much as I intend to enjoy mine.