In 2009, when OurGoods and TradeSchool were starting, I did not think it was important that we were based in New York City. Looking back, I can see that the press we got was directly related to the people who attended our events from art, design, and technology fields and who lived in New York City and worked in the media. We would not have been written up in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, Hyperallergic, Fast Company, or The Wall Street Journal if we were not based in a cultural-center with so many media outlets. We continue to be asked to re-open both barter networks, but we do not have the capacity to run them. Before closing TradeSchool.coop, I compiled stories from people around the world to share what we learned in the book TRADE SCHOOL: 2009–2019.