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In this episode, Dave Gray discusses his journey from the world of traditional journalism to helping large organizations clarify, communicate and achieve their goals.  We also discuss how  you can use drawing to make sense of the world and solve our own problems. 

  • Overcoming the starving artist objection 
  • Doing work that is truly aligned with who you are
  • Finding a question that drives all your work 
  • Why people lose sight of their calling 
  • How the school system creates a lack of alignment
  • Cultivating a capacity to overcome fear
  • Showing your work when it’s not perfect 
  • Having a deep understanding of the materials you are working with
  • Why drawing gives us a way to see if something is possible 
  • The importance of visual literacy 
  • Using an emotional impression to make something unmistakable 


The Instigator's Compass


Money isn’t a goal. It’s a byproduct of you providing value and services for people. 

Dave Gray helps large organizations solve complex problems related to culture, innovation and change.



Originally aired over 2 years ago.

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