David Hay, President of Essential Strategies, Inc., has a million stories to tell. If you've met him at a convention you've heard some of them.
Here you have the opportunity to sample them, with the added advantage that here you can stop listening whenever you get bored. You do not have to notice
someone across the room that you simply must speak to...
Dave was 20 years old when he first visited New York City during the summer of 1967. He was sponsored by the Presbyterian Church, who hired him to run a summer program in the East New York section of Brooklyn. His pictures of New York at that time make an interesting time capsule.
Then in 2004, Dave got to spend three months in New York, on a project for the JPMorgan Private Bank. He stayed at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel, right on 7th Avenue and 47th Street. He also got a new digital camera for Christmas. Then in the Fall, he got to return with a project for Citigroup. This time, he stayed half a block from Wall Street.
In 2009, Dave took a walk around Pomona Elemmentary School in Grand Junction, Colorado. It had been exactly 50 years since he had been a sixth grader there--and it was the first year the school was open. Here are his reflections...
David graduated with a Bachelor's degree in philosophy from Claremont Men's College
(now Claremont McKenna College) in Southern California in 1969. Times were different then,
but so was he -- sort of . . .
Dave's mom writes a weekly column for the Daily Sentinel in Grand
Junction, Colorado. She's a sports-car-driving liberal in a conservative town,
but her column is the most popular feature in the paper. Oh, and
she's 85 (no, wait! She's 93!) years old.