Welcome to the miniature homepage of David Dworin, in retro-90s-webstyle. While I re-build my homepage, you may want to check out my blog, which I sporadically update with things that catch my interest while I have time to blog.
Really, rather than reading on, you're better off on my blog.
I help information and adviced based companies, especially professional services firms, with their biggest management challenges: growing their business, delighting their customers, engaging their employees, and developing and executing their strategy. Most recently, that's involved reorganizing a consulting firm, helping market research companies adapt to technology induced industry change, leading new product development, implementing a continuous improvement methodology, and guiding strategic business development.
Right now, I'm employed full time as the Vice President of Strategy for StrategyOne, the research subsidiary of the PR giant Edelman. Prior to joining StrategyOne, I was Manager of Consulting Strategy for Gallup Consulting, where I also led some of Gallup's largest and most innovative consulting relationships. Before I became a consultant, I wrote the software that powers inventory control machines sold by Sell-Trax Systems.
Though I grew up in Michigan, right now I live in Chicago, Illinois, not far from Wrigley field. I made this google map of pancakes near my house to make my little brother jealous. In my spare time, I'm trying to develop a recipe for pancake flavored ice cream, build a robot, and run a 10k. Despite these goals, girls still talk to me. Sometimes.
I have bachelors degrees in Political Science and International Studies from Michigan State University and a Masters of Science in Information specializing in Information Economics, Management, and Policy from the University of Michigan's School of Information. While in school, I conducted unpublished research on:
- U.S. Intelligence failures in the 1956 Suez Crisis (before American intelligence failures in the Middle East were cool)
- Portrayals of Arabs and Muslisms in comics and cartoons
- The effect of legal heritage on judicial decision making in international criminal tribunals (this has never been cool)
- a model for decision making in the MTV reality dating show NEXT
Online Life 2.0
I can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. I use them all infrequently.
Secret Nerd Life
To help a friend, I wrote this application that takes a CSV file and plots it on a Google Map. Dots are color coded, and clicking them displays a graph of the remaining data. Read the instructions for how to format the file.
I also wrote an open source client for the AOL Instant Messenger that I named Steak. It demonstrated a number of innovative features that remain unimplemented in mainstream clients. Unfortunately, AOL shut down the TOC protocol and it no longer functions.
If you'd like to get in touch with me, you can send me an e-mail at dworinda [at] msu [dot] edu.