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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Click, Click, BANG

Thanks to Fast Company writer for a article paying tribute to The Drexel Theaters in Cinema Ohio.

I have enjoyed great movies for twenty years thanks to The Franks --Columbus is fortunate enough to have several great venues for viewing unique movies and films not available at the standard multiplex.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Bento Box

I just returned from Orlando, FLA after working with a friend who attended Les Brown's Speaker Training Orlando 2006 . The event was a human Bento with a variety sampler of talented vibrant professionals from a variety of locations and professions.

I learned a great deal as a accountability coach and had the opportunity of watching Les work with his mentor; Mr. Mike Williams.

Click on the Bento Box title to view a tasty sampler from Dave Balter and Seth Minkin. (Bzz Agent Hive designers)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Community Action Hero Returns !

I took a long trip to uncover more of the origin of my Vocational Identity and I am back to share this Super Manifesto on Corporation Evolution from The Change This Newsletter.

It is good to be back --Enjoy

ChangeThis Newsletter: Issue 28.01 The Capitalist Manifesto: Managing the Rise of Citizen Investors

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Green Beans
Local talent Don The Idea Guy Snyder posted a great read about ideas, creativity and his latest services --see
www.ideabarista.com -- In my reading of coffee subjects I noticed that many unroasted beans are green in color. Don is definatly a green bean thinker with fresh ideas and new perspectives on what you can do to elevate your game.

Please visit the link below and if you enjoy the creative proposal-- then cast a vote to have Don's full manifesto published.

ChangeThis :: View Proposal

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Columbus Dispatch - Katrina Family in Columbus revisit the devastation and look ahead at the joy.

I have the pleasure of spending time with the Mills family as part of the local resettlement effort.

Kudos to Dispatch reporter Sherrie William and Photographer Sherrie for telling a story that must be shared.

Thanks to the Mills family for their heart and generosity in allowing the Dispatch to share intimate and difficult moments. Click on the Title to view a video diary of the Mills recent visit to the Coast. Ted and Reagan are one of a number of families that can use additional support and care.
Feel free to send me a note if you are interested in learning more. --David

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Friday, August 18, 2006

About the Nonprofit Congress The Nonprofit Congress
This is a historical gathering to ramp up the quality of the New World of Community Work.

I hope you check out the site and see what is happening. This Community Action Hero is fortunate to attend as an Ohio delegate.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

When to say NO to Funders - Next Generation Consulting, Inc.

Thank You Rebecca Ryan And NGC! This is a paradigm-shift log-jam in the collective consciousness on the Non-Profit sector.
Click on the title above to peep this fresh article.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What Can I Say?
This interactive image from Brooklyn based artist Jonathan Harris is pure techno-beauty and is a piece about where science meets culture.
The core concept that I see is described at the SEED.Media Group site and illustrates a beautiful form of identity.
I have to admit that one of my better superpowers is SHARING. Activate below!

Phylotaxis / for Seed by Jonathan Harris / About

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

STAMP!
I knew the U.S. Postal service had new stamps comin --thanks to Don The Idea Guy for the link below.

Mix 97.1 - AP News

Friday, July 14, 2006

Wish I Could Fly Like...

I saw Superman Returns and I enjoyed the special effects and the casting.
Special effects are not generally all that special for me --this work is a great exception.
click on the title below for a super post from Seth Godins' blog.


Archetypes: Cinderella and Superman


Thursday, June 29, 2006

Superman Returns
Click on the title to find a good post from Thrillist.com compliments of local superfriend Don The Idea Guy Snyder. SuperVision sources inform me that July is World Superman Month --come back for community, comic icon insight, truth, justice and the American way.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Finding Our Identity
I am a proud life-long resident of Columbus, Ohio or "COWlumbus"; a nickname based on the fact that Ohio is more country mouse than city mouse. Columbus is unique in its blend of residents and history make it an important place on the map. ( Columbus discovered Wendy's Dave Thomas, two Peter Eisenmen designed buildings--not to mention one of the top library systems in the country.)

Ohio is in a rough time in the workforce---economic development arenas and if we can embrace our "county city cool" then a BIG MOO just might help us in our development.


It is only fitting to stop by Marie's Cows for a display of cool cows.

Monday, May 22, 2006

NEW LENSES
The Getty enlisted the talents of a small group of creatives to craft 10 ways.
at first glance this is a cool tool --spend more time and see a true innovative think piece on various perspectives needed to view the path in front of us.

I recall a mentor giving me the term "a pair of fresh eyes" and I find there is nothing like great terminology to move into a shared vision.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

WAGin the dog again
Click on The Triple P Quiz from David Badstone's WAG blog.
Take the quiz--cool & clean. The short exercise is designed to give you a clue or two on good work.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Fast Company Now
I do not wish there were more hours in a day--how many more is enough? There are always enough hours to be productive and spend a few minutes living in the present moment. ( a friend told me she heard that most of us spend less than 11% of the day in the moment.)

Fast Company Now does a interesting piece on the pace and pain of our lives. I am personally comforted that multitasking is not a cognitive reality. I can move to and fro between tasks at a rapid rate , doing more than one at a time does not work. (not very well.)

Click on the title for good ideas on single tasking ...

Thursday, April 20, 2006

"It's Good Work If you can get it"

Anyone hear that anymore? If not there are a variety of versions such as "that's why they call it work!" Even TGIF says a great deal about our collective feelings about how we spend a good half of our time on the planet.
Finding "good work"--that is meaningful and pays the house note is not easy for many people.

On the other hand I included the link below to provide a fresh example of what is possible.

Meet the VocationVacations� Team

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

HeroTown prologue

Secret Origin: A young couple driving from the East coast to California to start a family and anew life. The woman is in the third tri-mester of her pregnancy and after many hours on the road the car brakes down near Zanesville, Ohio. They use their last coins to fix the car and the man drops his pregnant girlfriend in Columbus to receive proper medical care and support while he sets up a home in California.

The women has a healthy red-haired son she names Christopher and moves in with family through Catholic Social Services. The women waits to be contacted by her betrothed and waits and waits...

With a heavy heart, the woman puts the infant for adoption because she feels that she does not have the means to provide for the child. After a short time in foster care the boy is adopted by a couple who live in Columbus, Ohio.

SuperPowers :The boy named Chistopher grows up to be Community Action Hero David Yorka who attends school in Columbus at The Ohio State University. David spends the next two decades working in homeless shelters, housing projects, and developing a fascination with Career Formation and a passion for innovative solutions to eradicating poverty.

David unwraps his gift with the help of many wise mentors and associates. David utilizes his superpowers of vision, insight, compassion and creativity to work with others seeking to unwrap their gift. "SUPER POWERS ACTIVATE"

Monday, February 20, 2006

A Heroes Welcome
"In 1492 --( Christopher) Columbus sailed the ocean blue" That grade school ditty and a few cracks on his later career is the extent of knowledge that many Columbus, Ohio residents have of our namesake. I open the "HeroTown" series with a link to additional information on this courageous, visionary ( and very flawed) super hero.

For his secret origins turn in the direction of good history books that paint a picture of a complex individual. Now it is time for the Columbus super heroes to share how they discovered their superpowers and describe an important guide, teacher, guru who acted as a mentor.
See you on the page

Friday, February 17, 2006

Heroes Journey 2.0
I have been talking with native heroes about their stories. I am excited to see
Passionate Users doing an interesting take on hero talk and superstories.


Creating Passionate Users: Where there's passion, there are stories

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Hero Towns
Columbus , Ohio is my current favorite Hero Town. Having kids lead me to a T.V. Hero Town that features the musical stylings of "They Might Be Giants"
Click on the review for more
TV Critic Reviews "Higglytown Heroes"

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

" we can be heroes..."
Monday February 20th is Hometown Hero kickoff --every day will feature a local (or adopted Columbus, Ohio Hero) Each page includes a secret origin, identity and personal powers.

Check out
http://www.pbs.org/opb/thenewheroes/ an interesting feature on innovation, globalization and heroic attitude.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Home Town Heroes
SuperVision is a site dedicated to the heroic effort it takes to make a living while making meaning. Worthwhile Magazine's tag line is "purpose, passion & profit" --that really nails my mission to the wall.

Prompted by a wise idea guy I am presenting a series of Columbus, Ohio "Hometown Heroes" their superpowers (we all have them) a exceptional person that is a mentor in the development of those talents.

All Heroes are from Columbus or claim it as home. I am excited to host heroes and learn more about our local heroes.

superhero: a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also:an exceptionally skillful or successful person "
(Merriam - Webster Dictionary)

UP UP and AWAYYYYYY

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Super Quote

It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true. - Bertrand Russell