Talk about pressure

When David Bollier was going on to the stage to give a presentation on the commons he noticed…

As I got up to speak, I paused and gulped: there in the audience was the pioneering scholar of the commons, Elinor Ostrom.

Talk about pressure! But all’s well that ends well:

I finished my presentation, and later saw Professor Ostrom ten yards away, down the hallway of the church. She flashed me a big smile and a “thumbs up.” What a relief! Two days later, I learned that she had won the Nobel Prize for Economics.

Read the whole story on On The Commons blog.

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