- January 17th, 2011 12:35 AM
Rachel Smith’s first day as The Grove’s new leader in our digital services area in January coincided with a presentation I was giving at Coro’s Center for Civic Affairs in San Francisco as part of their Coro Leadership Network. She came and recorded my talk on her iPad and this is the result! We’re announcing more about Rachel and her new role later, but I wanted to share her work here for those of you who are on the curl of this new trend in tablets! We plan to be there. I won’t go into all the details of my talk on the The Theory of Process and how it provides a bridge between engineering and eco-systems thinking. The clues are here in this recording.
- September 28th, 2010 12:32 AM
Cheryl Esposito has been hosting an internet radio program called Leading Conversations for several years, featuring thought leaders in the area of organization transformation and development. Recently I appeared on her program and shared insights about the process of writing Visual Meetings, the impact of visual language on meetings and organizations, and what it means to work with a full range of visual styles–as mirrored in the Graphic Language Keyboard.
Click on this DAVID ON VOICE AMERICA link to hear the show. Cheryl is part of the SF Bay Area Thought Leader Gathering and shares our sense that when humans work with ALL their faculties — spirit, soul, mind, and body - that wonderful things can happen.
- December 14th, 2009 7:47 PM
Doug McKechnie, a media producer associate of The Grove, found this original drawing of the internet on Day One. It was December 5, 1969 when the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer network nodes at U.C.L.A., the Stanford Research Institute, U.C. Santa Barbara, and the University of Utah.
A more recent image is The Grove’s Evolution of the Internet, shown below. We created this for Coopers & Lybrand’s telecoms group in 1995 as a give-away to their clients. One of our forecaster colleagues, Paul Saffo, is fond of siting this story as an example of things taking 30 years to be overnight successes. It’s inspiring for The Grove’s work to realize that was the graphic user interface provided by Mosaic that seemed to be the enabling technology that finally resulted in the hockey stick growth we all experienced in 1993.