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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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Janet Aguilar

"Thank You, David" for this powerful and profound reminder that Life is a constant Dance of Love & Forgiveness...

And it is wonderful to hear about your involvement with Fetzer...


John O'Connell

Good thoughts David. Thanks. A little 'Time Out for Peace,' to feel love & forgiveness, before we speak, would add to civility and a culture of productive peace.



Wendy Wong

Thanks David, love this post. Love, forgiveness and power are linked - it takes power to love, and power to forgive. Especially when a thousand voices are telling you you shouldn't. Perhaps whether love and forgiveness are the same thing also depends on the object and subject. E.g. I can think of situations where out of love for self, people find it extremely difficult to forgive others. ... For me, one of the best statements that link love and forgiveness comes from the Bible: "We love because he first loved us." - 1 John 4:19. I can love by forgiving, not because I'm weak and a pushover, but because I recognise that I am myself a creature of undeserved grace.


Beautiful, David. As always, there is so much here to ponder. And Janet's metaphor of love and forgiveness is a wonderful image of our own wild cognition, and how much of it happens outside the left brain; in our bodies, in our auras, like bees in our web of connections. (I'm reminded of Machado: "And the golden bees are making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.") Your thoughts, David, are an extra blessing here in Tucson as we observe MLK in alternative ways. Perhaps there is more creativity given that we don't get time-and-a-half here and parts of the community must find ways on our own, most with some public service aspect. And, this is a city that, in mourning, also craves the grace of forgiveness. We have been given the dire gift of this lesson.

geoff ball


well said - thanks



Apologies, a correction on my comment: Arizona has recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day since 1992. I did not know that until today. I'm a newcomer here. And I am seeing many different celebrations and civic actions taking place here in Tucson. Thanks again for your thought-provoking post, David.

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