Pistis, Building Strong Communities

Royal Portal Chartres

The Royal Portal at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres. Some say these images are direct references to scenes described in the ancient Coptic Gnostic text, The Pistis Sophia.

Groupon grew out of a social activist website called “The Point” to became the fastest growing company ever with a great idea that seemed to serve the needs of small business owners. “The Point” got its name fromĀ The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, a book by Malcom Gladwell: “The success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people with a particular and rare set of social gifts.”

Yet this great idea at Groupon treated people as merely consumers and not human beings; and in hindsight, it is very obvious that this great idea would never turn into a great innovation. The difference between merely having an idea and real innovation can be like the difference between masturbating and having a baby. People enjoy looking at baby pictures; no one wants to see stains on a sheet.

Pistis Database Services is creating real innovation and real value for local communities by understanding people as human beings, not consumers.

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