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  •  HBR "75 Years of Management Ideas & Practice"
    I selected the following large Storymap's as representative examples of my information design work at The Grove where I was a lead designer on the project. Each of them were critical in moving us to another level of confidence and excitement about this big picture way of working. What these photos do not show, of course, is the rich process of facilitated design meetings that we led as a way of generating this material.

My Strategic Visioning Collaborators

  • RachelSmith
    I've included this photo album of some of the people in The Grove's associate network that use our facilitation and Strategic Visioning methods integrally in their work. They are my teachers and I theirs. Collaboration networks are behind most truly innovative, robust methodologies, and our is no exception. Claiming credit as an individual would be like a tree claiming credit for the forest. If you aren't here and know that you should be, send me you picture and a writeup and I'll post it.

Partners for Change Model

  • Sustainabilityplayersmap
    These are two supportive visuals for a Partners for Change model I co-designed with Sissel Waage and Ruth Rominger. It shows how we would bring multiple sustainability researchers and activists together around critical issues and support them to create collaborative efforts in media and tool creation.

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Jan Houbolt

This is remarkable. So many elements have come together here. The powerful quality of having one's soul mate diagnosed with cancer, the birth of one's descendants along with the tradition of meditation / intuition / human touching interwoven with the racing forward technology. It is all so potent and heartfelt.

The joy and anxiety I feel with loved ones and the appreciation and upset I feel with technology is all captured here most eloquently on a gut level. I could feel my stomach turn with the news of the cancer and the collapse of the Treo. I feel the chest expansion of joy with the birth and successful surgery.

A really beautiful piece of writing that has deepened my day. My prayers going forward for Susan , you and all that you hold dear.

Your friend with much love, always -- Jan

kare anderson

Ah David
You write so vividly it is as if us readers are with you - heart and mind - as you two go through the many recent ups and downs. Please share my warm best wishes whilst Susan is on the mend.....Kare

barbara waugh

dear david,

i love how you've woven together these jarring strands of technology, touch, family, fear, joy, keen consciousness and unconsciousness... into a rope of connection between the disparities, and between you and all of us who've been there, or are there, and feeling alone or lonely.

thank you luv!


Dear David,
Congrats on the little one, and praise God for Susan's successful surgery! Your reflections bring to mind an important, somewhat related point - that no amount of technology we immerse ourselves in can replace the need for a more radical, human connection. That is perhaps partly why technology has gone in the direction of creating and sustaining connections.

Wonderful too that technology allows me to read your reflections from halfway round the world! And empathise, because I struggle with a med condition and have over the years come to know (and be 'subjected' to) some strange machines and tests. I think I know what it feels like.


Dear David, sacred warrior of consciousness and beauty -


Louise Jordan

David, how beautiful. We were with you and Susie in prayer-space, but thank you for this lovely moment when we can feel we are in the experience with you. Much love from Lou and Pat...

Chris Wesling


Just happened to stumble across your blog here, and what a post to read first! Distressing to read of Susie's cancer, but I'm glad to hear the surgery was so successful. And conga-rats to Jerda for her first baby! I haven't seen Jerda since I was 16 and she was 8, so it's a bit hard for me to imagine her having a baby... 8-)

Please feel free to contact me at the email given below; I'd love to hear from you. Take care,


Marilyn Veltrop

Dear David,

I just came across this blog entry in my emailbox. Wow... I'm blown away by your story!! What a cacophony of events for such a deep, sensitive dude! I'm saddened to hear of Susan's cancer... and relieved to hear that her surgery went well. Welcome to your newest grandchild Reilly!

I look forward to our next rendezvous. In the meantime, know that you, Susan and your ever-expanding family are in my heart and prayers.


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