I first met David Straus more than thirty years ago. I was involved with the Coro Foundation, an organization that focused on experience-based, graduate education in public affairs. We were committed to training leaders to function effectively in an ever more complex world. Coro was located on the wide-open top floor of a South of Market Street warehouse in San Francisco, in the center of what would become the world many years later. We didn’t know it then, but across the floor from us, a small group of visionaries would have a profound effect not only on what we did and how we did it, but on much of the world as well. David was their organizer and leader. They called themselves Interaction Associates.

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