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David Cooperrider

Strategic Advisor and Honorary Chair


Fairmount Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, David Cooperrider is a distinguished university professor, author, and co-creator and creative thought leader of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). David is also the Strategic Advisor and Honorary Chair of David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry. 

David's work in Appreciative Inquiry has revolutionized leadership, helping organizations on a global level discover the power of strength-based approaches to multi-stakeholder innovation and collaborative design.

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Why Purpose Matters

by David Cooperrider

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People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.


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