This week's maker hails from Brussels, Belgium but he spent the last decade working in the US, splitting his time between San Francisco and New York. A coder and entrepreneur by trade, Xavier Damman is founder of Storify and Open Collective.

He’s also a loud-and-proud Extinction Rebellion activist. He’s currently in an amusing a battle of wits with the municipality over the future of a community garden he and his daughter constructed in a parking space.

Working with Xavier over the years has taught me a valuable lesson: the person who acts first wins. If you spend too long convincing yourself that an idea won't work or discussing the details of how to go about doing it, you lose the energy and spirit. It might never happen.

So cut the bullshit and don't hesitate — act instead.