Passion, Drive, Curiosity
Tristan Claridge founded Social Capital Research & Training in 2004 after completing a Masters involving research on social capital from the University of Queensland, Australia. He was originally interested in how social capital could improve the performance of environmental groups but discovered that at the time the concept of social capital was not sufficiently conceptualised to allow for rigorous application. Instead his research contributed to the theoretical understanding of the concept.
Tristan established this website on social capital in 2004 to help other people wanting to research the concept or apply it to any context. The website quickly became the number one resource on social capital online.