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David was told by a board member of Dale Carnegie that he’d been trying for decades to figure out how to make people flat-out smarter, instead of stuffing their heads with solutions, and he realized after reading what became Lesson 3 of the book, that David already had. He introduced David to speak at their annual conference as The Man Who Figured Out Their Secret Ingredient, which turned out to be everyone else’s, as well. Then he likened David’s work to the old BASF commercial about not making products, just making them better: David doesn’t do Sales, Leadership, Teamwork, or any such training. He makes whatever training people get, WORK better.

David has written the blog for Stony Brook University’s Innovation Center since its inception. The Dean of the College of Business there is a former VP of Training at AT&T and author of many books on the subject. David was a guest speaker in the dean’s first class for PhD’s in business. David was a guest speaker in the dean’s first class for PhD’s in business.

The most helpful topic for an Innovation Center blog would seem to be examining whether innovativeness can be instilled in people the way installing computer programs enables us to do different things, and if so, how is it downloaded, or learned? Is there a single Skill Set underpinning all the other attributes that are identifiable in the majority of innovators, short of the few savants floating around, and even there?

David is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business Hall of Fame, and was interviewed for their newsletter and spoke at their conferences several times.
When he left there, more businesses were involved in it in his district than any of 650 others throughout the country because... he was better able to sing the same tune in restaurant, garden center, car dealership, auto repair, boatyard, construction, and every other kind of business owner’s key, the way musicians, dancers, and actors follow each other’s lead, relating the matter at hand to what they relate TO. Furthermore, capturing the inherent musicality of words, which evoke their Emotional Significance, better enables people to Process Information. Even Star Trek had demonstrated this in an episode called “The Enemy Within,” where Captain Kirk’s emotions are separated from his intellect in the transporter beam, and he becomes listless, indecisive, unable to Process Information.


 

 

David was interviewed by Family Entertainment Network TV and radio (WFME.net) in November 2011 on the subject of Long Term Care, the main thrust of which was that all too few people discuss it until it’s too late, because … they lack the observation, comprehension, and communication skills TO discuss the matter.

David interviewed luminaries throughout the arts on their Common Bonds while editing San Francisco Theatre magazine, which led to noticing what he calls The Uniform Structure of Information in every conference speech, magazine article, and book, using which is therefore obviously The Key Skill of All Skills. Perspective works in our MIND the same way it does on a canvas, keeping details in Proportion. Musicians and actors focus on skills needed to perform separately, then piece them together: both how they are done and how they sound. You can do likewise with verbal skills. Many other similarities between the arts abound throughout the book.