It is also worth noting that all the while William is telling a supporter of the mission that I had “disrespected” him. When she followed up to ask how? He simply avoided the question.
Author’s note: This was not an issue I wanted to go into detail over with this supporter. The conversation took place on May 5th, almost 3 weeks after my resignation. Throughout my relationship with the initiative, I experienced a tremendous amount of disrespect. Much of this began the day we met is Acapulco, where, after building up the importance of the conference in the weeks leading up to the event, Ken was essentially preoccupied with spending time with his newfound friend, rather than attend the event and make the connection with so many supporters, speakers and researchers all of whom wanted to get an opportunity to meet Ken, or share their relevant and important findings with him. Ken could not have shown more disrespect to all of us by simply disregarding most of our attempts to get Ken to engage these people. It was a source of great embarrassment for those of us on the team. On an occasion prior to the conference, I received a message from a party unknown t me at the time, congratulating me for the work I had done on the website to that point, and that he was looking forward to taking over the web development – news to me. Ken had never discussed my apparent removal from the position as the primary designer for the website. Eventually, the person in question dropped out of the mission and never joined the team. I was very taken aback by this move and could not understand why Ken would have not discussed this issue with me prior to removing me from my primary position. If this is not a sign of disrespect, then I don’t know what is.