Do you know of anyone else who has …

I realize the question you’ll read below is somewhat silly, since it would be hard to find anyone like you either if you put together a long, specific list about yourself and asked if people knew anyone else who had the same list as you. But weirdly, I hope you’ll see that posing the question as I have below seems to focus attention better than just listing what I’ve created and done. And I hope you’ll see that perhaps the diverse parts of what I’ve created and integrated might add up to more than the sum of the parts, and are perhaps significant and worth your further explorations. So, here comes perhaps the longest sentence you’ve read, or at least of one the longest.

To help other people and themselves feel and be more alive, pursue possibilities, meet challenges and avoid problems, do you know of anyone else (besides me) who has created an elegant philosophical framework that also relates to mathematics, engineering, business, design, the arts and the sciences, and linked it with an integrated set of patterns for creativity, problem-solving and innovation that they also created, and then linked both of those with an integrated set of rewards processes they created that can augment and/or replace some processes of markets, governments, nonprofits and more as well as create new possibilities for collaboration in our connected world, and then linked all of that with our current state of technology and networks, as well as proposed using all of this to meet some of humanity’s ordinary and tough challenges like climate change, sustainability and quality of life, and made some first attempts to implement all of this in several domains and share it with various groups of people? In this question, I’m referring to my proximity thinking framework and my projects related to it, introduced on the home page of loughry.com.

If you do know of anyone else who has done the above, or even a good chunk of it, please let me know. If you know someone who might know of anyone else like that, please share this post with them, and ask them to let me know.

Thank you!

David Loughry

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Video Intro to the Shared Situation Guide

Here’s a brief video intro to one of my new projects, the Shared Situation Guide. It shows you how to access and start using the guide on your desktop and/or mobile. Your shared situation can be whatever your group is dealing with or considering. You can learn and use it on your own right now if you like, but stay tuned for upcoming online workshops for learning to use the guide!

No Fill Marks?

This short video (3.5 minutes) is for people who own French press coffee makers AS WELL AS designers and anyone interested in innovation and creativity. It also uses a mind map you can explore while learning some proximity thinking at the same time!

New One Minute Overview of Proximity Thinking

I’ve created a one minute overview of proximity thinking, including what it is, why the word “proximity,” and the main parts of the framework.

NOTE — THIS IS A PLAYLIST OF THREE VIDEOS. The first short clip is me introducing the new one minute overview, which will then play next so you can just wait for it to start. Then third, it will play a long video, and if you watch that I highly recommend clicking the FULL-SCREEN button (lower right corner when you hover your mouse over the video).