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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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Meri Walker

What a wonderful way to wake up this morning, David, reading this post. I'm more and more moving away from diagnosis as a way to approach problems. At the same time, this list of "symptoms" seems just as useful to me as does Christopher Peterson's compendium of human strengths and values.

In the freefall of the present moment, where we have surrendered to just what is, we want to know which way to orient the body/mind to catch the most warmth, the greatest ease, the deepest satisfaction. You've articulated the coordinates masterfully, like a GPS.

And the simplicity of the image you've chosen to hang your words on feels perfect. Sunset. Sunrise. Sunset. Where have you been? Where are you now?

Namaste. And thank you.

Saskia Davis

I am so delighted to have found your site, David! And not just because you have featured excerpts from SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE, though that too!

As an individual & member of society, I am hungry for just the kind of thinking your site offers. As time permits, I shall be returning often to sample the banquet you offer.

Now, please let it be known that the author of SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE no longer is "unknown"! I am she; please visit my website, for a refreshing poster/print bearing its whole message, plus a little more about it and me, etc!

A couple of requests: that you replace "author unknown" with
"© 1984 Saskia Davis" and, I would especially appreciate it if you would be willing to link to my site!

And, just one more thing to Meri Walker: Your "freefall" description of SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE" is quite exquisite; Thank you!
Saskia Davis, author

Cindy La Ferle

Thank you for this post -- exactly what I needed to read this week, in view of so much political anger swirling around us lately. I will remember these wise words.

I came back to the blog today to read David's new post and reread Symptoms of Inner Peace. Seeing that Saskia has surfaced and let us know she's the author of this wonderful piece, I'm moved to leave my thanks. To David's friend Skyrock for sharing it, to David for posting it, to Saskia for checking in and letting us know she's not "Anonymous." Once again, we see right here o this blog the power of the World Wide Web to strengthen the web of hearts already connected - but unable to see all the ways. Amazing.

Namaste - friends near and far.

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