I'm Rick Falkvinge, founder of the first Pirate Party and subsequent author of "Swarmwise: the tactical manual to changing the world". AMA.
I'm Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Swedish and first Pirate Party out of today's pirate parties in ~70 countries. Under my leadership, the Swedish PP had the breakthrough for the PP movement as we put two elected representatives in the European Parliament. Later, many more parties have elected representatives from their parties on all levels.
For this, Foreign Policy magazine named me one of the "top 100 global thinkers", and TIME magazine nominated me to their list of "the world's 100 most influential people".
I recently published a book on my leadership lessons from doing this, as we did all this with no budget and even less time - "Swarmwise, the tactical manual to changing the world", on how to use swarm intelligence with volunteers to make stuff happen. You can download it here.
Ask me anything!
EDIT - Closed for the day (as of 23:00 European time). I enjoyed this a lot, and will return to this thread several times over the coming days to try to respond to as much as possible, even if the AMA is no longer fronting Reddit and having the current insane attention. In particular, thanks to the people who didn't have questions but just wanted to give a shout-out of encouragement.
Thanks, everybody, for having made this a great AMA - and thanks to the /r/IAmA mods!