David is a serial entrepreneur and super dad who spends more time volunteering than working on his businesses and more time with his kids than he does volunteering. He is known for his explorations in behavioural economics and applied evolutionary psychology with a particular interest in habit systems and organic growth of communities. He is married to fast growth entrepreneur Sarah Bartholomeusz.
I have arrived at this point by focusing on value rather than size; asking myself what action creates efficient value for my customers, my family, my community and my life, and choosing the course which seems to benefit all areas a bit over the course of action that might benefit one area greatly.
The biggest barrier I have overcome is the conundrum of what comes first – family or vocation. I have worked for 10 years to create a vocation that allows me to put my family first and a family that allows me to put my vocation first, by creating a community based approach to running a business where my clients love to hear my kids playing as I work with them to solve their business issues, and my wife and kids participate actively in creating value for our clients as a part of our day to day play. This has allowed me to set the goal of my wife and I being able to work 2 hours a day from anywhere in the world to create a million dollars profit annually; an aim that we are well on the way to fulfilling.
The main things that I am known for in business are guiding people to devise customised habit systems, developing organic growth models for businesses (no shareholder or bank equity business models) and championing dynamic product differentiation over product superiority.
As a facilitator and story teller I have over 30,000 hours of front of room experience with group sizes ranging from 5 to 5,000. Where I make the biggest impact on the lives of those around me is through generating paradigm shifting experience environments as well as delivering habit formation system integration experiences. Im also an expert in creating musical experiences to support rites of passage