@AaronHaber - Special Council Nomination 01/2024

Personal Information

Discourse ID: @AaronHaber

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronHaber

Country of Residence: US

Educational Background: BS in Theater (CumLaude) at University at Albany, Graduate of The Chicago Second City Training Center

Professional Background:

  • 25+ Year Veteran of Comedy Industry
  • Thousands of events produced at clubs and theaters around the US
  • Producer of Tuesday Night Laughs at the Legendary NY Friars Club (4 Years)
  • Taught Comedy Masterclasses at Princeton University (3 years)
  • Comedian - Performed live in thousands of shows also appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, America’s Got Talent, etc.
  • Produced Character Education Programming for Grades 1-12 (10+ years)
  • Pioneer in live-streaming comedy/Founder of world’s 1st online Comedy Club
  • Founder of Laughing Ape, INC - Creator of Below Bored - 1st Comedy Club Metaverse
  • Producer of Bored Silly in cooperation with Yuga Labs’ BAYC Council

Nomination Statement

Concise statement on why you are running for the Special Council

Dear Ape Coin DAO Members,

My name is Aaron Haber and I honored to run for the privilege of representing you as a Member of the Ape Coin Special Council.

I am running for Special Council because I firmly believe in the power of LFG!

  • Leadership
  • Fairness
  • Governance

These principles embody the values and vision I will bring to our DAO community.

Leadership (L) represents my commitment to clear direction, accountability, and inclusivity.

Fairness (F) underscores the importance of treating every DAO member with respect and ensuring equal opportunities for all.

Governance (G) guides how I will make decisions, emphasizing accountability, transparency, and adaptability.

These principles are the foundation of my candidacy. I pledge to champion LFG! throughout my term, working tirelessly to uphold the values of Leadership, Fairness, and Governance within the Ape Coin DAO.

Together, we can build a stronger, more transparent, and inclusive community that benefits all.

I look forward to your support and the opportunity to serve our DAO.

LFG!
Aaron Haber
BAYC 2960

Motivation

Details on your motivation for becoming an ApeCoin DAO Special Council member

I share the frustration of many DAO members with the current state of things.

There are two ways to deal with frustration:

  1. Give up, pout, and chew bubble gum.
  2. Dig in and find ways to overcome those frustrating challenges.

Guess what? I’m all out of bubble gum.

I’m motivated to become a Special Council member because I believe in the unrealized potential of our DAO and I know I can provide the ideas, hard work and service to you, my fellow Ape Coin Holders, that the DAO deserves.

Look, the DAO is not as transparent as it could be, or moving ideas forward fast enough, and communication with the community isn’t as clear or robust as it could be.

I’m driven by the desire to contribute my skills and dedication to help our DAO overcome these challenges and thrive.

My motivation is rooted in a commitment to the principles of LFG! Leadership
Fairness
Governance

I want to ensure our community remains true to these values and addresses the issues hindering our progress.

I’m deeply motivated to foster inclusivity within our DAO, ensuring every member has a voice and equal access to opportunities.

Together, with the right leadership and fairness, we can build a stronger and more transparent Ape Coin DAO that benefits all.

Thank you for considering my candidacy. I look forward to serving you as a member of the Special Council and working together to improve our DAO.

Rationale

Share relevant experience and skills that will bring value to the ApeCoin community

You may think you need more Lawyers and Accountants on the Council, but what you really need is a Comedian/Entrepreneur/Web3 Pioneer.

Seriously, hear me out:

My unique AF background as both a Comedian and an Entrepreneur equips me with a unique set of skills (like Liam Nesson) that will bring significant value to the Ape Coin DAO community.

As a comedian, my job is to:

  • Dissect complex situations
  • Identify hidden nuances
  • Find the humor in them
  • Clearly communicate the message

This requires a keen eye for detail and the ability to view challenges from different angles.

Similarly, in the world of entrepreneurship, I’ve honed the skill of meticulously analyzing problems, seeking out overlooked pain points, and devising innovative solutions.

What sets me apart is my ability to effectively communicate these insights in a way that resonates with a broad audience.

Whether on stage or in a boardroom, clear communication is paramount. I’ve developed the knack for conveying complex ideas in a straightforward, relatable manner that ensures everyone understands the message.

In the context of the Ape Coin DAO, these skills are invaluable. I will apply my analytical approach to scrutinize our current challenges, identify opportunities for improvement, and propose actionable solutions.

My commitment to transparency and clear communication will ensure that all members have a voice and can actively participate in shaping our DAO’s future.

And hey, I’ve been physically attacked and hit by a chair while performing on stage, so taking criticism from DAO Members will be a breeze compared to that, right? Right!

I am motivated and prepared to leverage my experience and skills to serve as an advocate for the Ape Coin community, striving for greater transparency, fairness, and governance. Together, we can take our DAO to new heights.

Thank you for considering my candidacy. I am eager to contribute to the growth and success of the Ape Coin DAO.

Specifications

Further describe relevant experience, including crypto and governance participation, and/or ideas for DAO improvement

My journey into the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology began in 2017 when I received my first tips in $ETH and $BTC for my online comedy performances. At that time, I was running the world’s first online comedy club, which I founded in 2015.

This early exposure to crypto sparked my interest and opened my eyes to the potential of decentralized technologies.

In early 2021, I ventured into the realm of NFTs, recognizing their transformative power in the art and entertainment industries.

Since then, I’ve actively participated in the NFT space, consulting on numerous NFT projects, and even had the privilege of seeing my personal Literary NFTs showcased in art galleries and museums worldwide.

I’m also an original minter and member of BAYC, and using my BAYC IP, I pioneered the world’s first Comedy Club Metaverse, Below Bored, a groundbreaking innovation in the entertainment sector.

This extensive experience has given me a deep understanding of the crypto and NFT ecosystems, their potential, and the challenges they face.

I have experienced firsthand the opportunities and pitfalls in the rapidly evolving world of Web3 and blockchain technologies.

As a member of the Ape Coin DAO, I bring this wealth of experience to the table and propose the following specific ideas for DAO improvement:

  1. DAO Governance Framework Evolution:
    Right now we have a discrepancy between what it seems most DAO members want and what actually is. I aim to bridge that gap and help ideate real change the DAO community of voters can get behind.

  2. Community Engagement Initiatives:
    Ideate and propose initiatives to foster greater active engagement within the Ape Coin community.

  3. Education and Outreach Programs:
    Ideate and propose educational programs aimed at both existing and potential Ape Coin holders. By increasing awareness and understanding of our community and its potential, we can attract a broader audience and drive adoption.

  4. Partnerships and Collaborations:
    Ape Coin DAO is comprised of many different, amazing factions and communities. I aim to have active discourse with all of them to see how we can evolve our DAO efficiently and effectively.

While these factions might disagree on some items, ultimately we all want the DAO to succeed. I will help find the common ground for these major holders and delegates to come together for the good of the DAO.

  1. Transparency Enhancements:
    Improve transparency in decision-making processes. We are a DAO and DAO members need to be privy to the same information as the Council receives.

I am motivated and committed to utilizing my experience and these proposed ideas to help the Ape Coin DAO reach new heights and achieve its full potential. Together, we can make Ape Coin into the long-lasting powerhouse we all know it should be.

Thank you for considering my candidacy. I am eager to contribute to the growth and success of our DAO.

Concluding Statement

Summarize your statement as to why you are the best choice for Special Council

I believe I am the best choice for Special Council because I embody the principles of LFG – Leadership, Fairness, and Governance.

Leadership
My experience as a comedian and entrepreneur has equipped me with the skills to dissect complex situations, identify hidden nuances, and clearly communicate solutions. I bring a fresh perspective to the Ape Coin DAO, one that is rooted in innovative thinking and a commitment to providing clear direction.

Fairness
I am deeply committed to fairness and inclusivity. My dedication to treating every member with respect and ensuring equal access to opportunities is unwavering. I understand that fairness is not just an ideal but a cornerstone for a thriving DAO community.

Governance
I have a deep understanding of the crypto and NFT ecosystems, their potential, and the challenges they face. This positions me to scrutinize our current governance structure, identify opportunities for improvement, and propose actionable solutions. My commitment to transparency and clear communication will ensure that all members have a voice in shaping our DAO’s future.

My journey from the world of comedy to entrepreneurship and Web3 has given me a unique perspective and a rich set of experiences. I’ve actively participated in the NFT space since 2021, consulted on numerous NFT projects, and even pioneered the world’s first Comedy Club Metaverse.

I understand what it takes to bring mass adoption to NFTs, Web3, and Ape Coin DAO.

I am motivated and prepared to leverage this experience to help the Ape Coin DAO reach new heights and achieve its full potential. Together, we can build a stronger, more transparent, and inclusive community that benefits all members.

Thank you for considering my candidacy. I am ready to contribute to the growth and success of the Ape Coin DAO.

LFG with Aaron Haber

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LFG with Aaron Haber!

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I’m running for Special Council can you freaking believe it?

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Keep building! i’m sooo excited for u!

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Thank you, Popil! Love what you’re doing and hope to work with you on the Council!

You will be good at any role!!:blush:

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LFG! Good luck to you in your nomination. A team with diverse backgrounds and skill sets adds to the strength of the team. With your experience in communicating tough issues in a humorous way, as well as your overall experience as an entrepreneur, etc, I know you would be a great addition to the board. Good luck!

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Thank you, Captain Trippy. That means a lot to me!

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As a daily participant in the ApeCoin community, this is an absolute shock. I never would have known; it’s never come up on any space, tweet, etc…EVER. Does this merit the start of fake beef? Do you even know what beef is!?

If you are reading this and you understand all of the above, Congratulations! You a) are cultured with your Notorious B.I.G. knowledge, and b) spend far too much time around ApeCoin DAO as we do :melting_face:

In all seriousness, It has been terrific to get to know more about Aaron. His recent AIP-346 to bring a benefit to our community has a membership is going to be a terrific example for others in the future. This is the kind of forwarding thinking that is welcomed/much needed always, particularly on SC. Looking forward to hearing more from Aaron.

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Hi @AaronHaber, I am asking all candidates the following same questions:

If elected, what is the one item you feel passionate about and would like to see accomplished during your tenure within the DAO?

What is an area of expertise that you will be bringing to the table?

Are there any factors in your life that may limit your time and ability to serve? (Running a business, extensive traveling, secret agent for the SEC, etc…)

What is your least favorite thing right now with our DAO in its current state?

Currently, many of the proposals are determined by large wallets, there are many grumblings about it though I stand neutral on this; if possible, would you change this? and if so, how and why?

Will you be an active participant in the DAO even if unelected?

Thank you and best of luck,

F/S

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Hey Aaron, interesting profile! Good luck there!

Keep up the Good work