David Delany

David Delany

“What I offer in collaborations is the mindset of an artist. The willingness and ability to start at the beginning and make the first mark and follow it through all of its expressions of construction and destruction until it's truth is revealed. DD

Website: https://daviddelany.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-delany-73292682
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidDelany1
Others: https://www.instagram.com/delany40/, https://www.facebook.com/daviddelany, https://plus.google.com/u/0/
Berkeley, California, United States
Member since November 17, 2017
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I am a(n):

First-time entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Only my own. DavidDelany.com
Companies I work or worked for:
None, I have always worked for and by myself. I am an artist. It was asked of me.
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Too many to list but none that I can claim sole credit for.

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

Life is at best Art and at worst an Art lesson. I need to create and learn.

My favorite startups:

I don't want to pick favorites, to judge and be judged. It doesn't help.and people get defensive and argumentative.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The frustrations are MOST rewarding and the rewards are often VERY frustrating.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

The ONLY mistake is not making mistakes. Not trying.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

To be my best self even if it is not obvious how it will work out in the end...
To see failure as a success...BE REALISTIC
To keep my feet on the ground and my head in the stars...STAY CONNECTED

Full bio

Longer Bio:

Life is at best Art & at worst an Art lesson

Article & Illustration by David Delany

I am in a position of transition. From being a solo artist to being a team player in social engineering projects.

(See Mindful Art Projects at DavidDelany.com)

To this end, I have begun to collaborate with others who have parallel interests to serve the common good and raise the level of awareness and well being. This is a worthy investment with residual dividends.

We are all of us wounded in this life and...

...this affects the way we do business. The non-profit market is a marketplace nonetheless. The norms of supply and demand, the cost-benefit analysis still apply. The difference, if there is one, is the extent to which its practitioners expand the definition of costs and benefits to less measurable, though none the less important values such as: well being, wholeness, integrity, a sense of belonging and an ability to empathize. And include in the costs: the need to be vulnerable, to work against the mainstream, to resist avoidance strategies, to go the extra mile with no guarantee of a particular outcome, to care beyond the bottom line and DO something about it.

My website, DavidDelany.com, started as an online art store. Now, it is beginning to reflect the value I have for community building. We are all of us wounded in this life.  I believe I can heal myself and others with an authentic and caring attitude, artistic and mindful practices. The website’s new categories: MINDFUL ART EDUCATION and D&D VIDEO (a video production partnership with filmmaker David Creech), are volunteer community projects that I  facilitated or am participating in. For me, self-interest has been inherently self-defeating. Paradoxically, it is in my own self-interest to act empathetically, to show concern and to take action where I can.  I can facilitate a group and tell a story.  It is not a paying job, YET, It IS a very good living.