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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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Jim Ewing

David. As always, a moving and loving tribute to a man so fundamentally formative for you. It is tough when our dad's pass. Now that we are dads, it's hard to imagine the scope of the endeavor it was to raise us. Laing did a marvelous job for you, dear friend. I wish many moments ahead for you when you know he is there with you, making a difference and having a laugh. Take good care.

Rob Eskridge

Thanks for sharing the story of your Dad's death, and some of the story of his life. As more stories of Laing bubble out of memory, please continue the sharing. As you know, our fathers' lessons radiate to others very well, not just to their sons and daughters. As course, stories of my own father, who you knew, come to mind now, too, and enrich the fabric of my day. ... with love from Rob

Meri Walker

It's wonderful to read your tribute to your father, David. Thank you for sharing your personal thoughts in a way that we can all participate in the reverence we feel for those we love who have gone on before us.

Joan McIntosh

Thanks, David, for your loving remembrance of Laing for all of us to share. He was a year younger than my father and hearing about his journey brought back much about my Father's landscape, including his several years as a TB patient in a sanatarium in the San Bernardino mountains. While gone from us in their physical form, we walk with their legs and embrace with their arms and see out into the world with the wisdom they gave us. Love, Juana

Amy Lenzo

Thank you, David. I know you a little better through your having shared this story.

I am so glad you could be there as part of your dad's passing in such a ceremonial way and with family... That's how my grandmother passed - in my arms - in ceremony - and I know what a blessing it is.

Love to you, and in gratitude for your father's life,


Tomi Nagai-Rothe

Thank you for the loving and inspiring tribute to your dad. It wove together all the stories I've heard you tell over the years. It's also a great reminder of the importance of capturing our parents stories as well as our own.

My prayers are with you and everyone in your family.


Deborah Phoenix

David, SSTB-BbtSoCT..

I am honored to share such a pure and profound moment with you and your family.

His crossing was marked by a simple, but beautiful ceremony for which I an grateful to bare witness.

I see so much of your dad in you. And I know that his legacy will carry on because of you and that great big caring heart of yours. Your dad done good when he brought you up. You and your family are the colorful sprouting blooms of the Sibbet tree that will reach out far and wide and continue to touch lives in ways known and unknown - and it was your father who sowed those seeds of the Sibbet Grove.

Having been there at my own mom's crossing, I know the myriad of feelings cascading within.

My heart is open, my prayers are flowing, and my support for you and your family is unconditional.

I will light a candle in his memory to support his crossing back home into spirit.

Bobby Pardini

I echo what everyone has said, David, and just want to add that your loving tribute brought me right back to my dad's death three years ago and the special privilege my family shared in his passing in that little hospital room.

This IS how we keep their light shining.

Dan Sibbet

Thank you David for your ever thoughtful words about Laing and our family. Although I don't believe I ever personally met my great uncle Laing, I feel I knew him through the family history work.

Dan Sibbet
Haymarket, Virginia

Erica Wang

What a loving and moving tribute to your father and guide. I offer you my sorrow in your loss and my joy in your celebration of his life.

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