This is a very personal collection. I hope you will find something here that makes your visit worthwhile.
Co-creating Development (pdf; 6pp)
By Venkat Ramaswamy, Ph.D., Hallman Fellow of Electronic Business and Professor of Marketing at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
The Construct-Aware Stage of Ego Development and its Relationship to the Fool Archetype (pdf; 11pp)
By Susanne Cook-Greuter, in Integral Review, August 2018. Vol. 14, No.1
Creating Collaborative Gatherings using Large Group Interventions (pdf; 10pp)
Chapter 28 of the Gower Handbook of Training and Development
By Jack Martin Leith
I wrote this chapter in 1999. Since then, the world has moved on considerably, and so has my thinking. However, much of the chapter remains relevant in 2021.
Creative Problem Solving Resource Guide (pdf; 56pp)
Published by Creative Education Foundation, founded by Alex Osborn and Sid Parnes, co‑originators of the creative problem solving process in the 1950s
The Executive’s Trinity: management, leadership – and command (pdf; 6pp)
By Stephen Bungay, a director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, UK
Improving the Potential for Innovation through Design Thinking (pdf; 38pp)
By Paul Hobcraft on behalf of Hype Innovation
It’s Time to Accept that Marketing and Strategy are One Discipline
By Roger L. Martin, on Medium
The Perils of Bad Strategy, by Richard Rumelt, in McKinsey Quarterly, June 2011
Websites and blogs
Greg Satell says his DigitalTonto blog is situated “at the crossroads of media, marketing and technology” but that’s nothing more than a cover story. His well researched and perceptive articles venture into realms beyond business, as you will see in some of the items listed below.
- We’ve Screwed Up Capitalism, Technology And Healthcare. It’s Time To Admit It And Do Better.
- Revealing, Building And Emerging: We Need To Take A More Biological View Of Technology
- To Truly Change The World, You First Must Learn Something About It
- Innovating, Fast And Slow
- How To Compete In A New Era Of Innovation
- The Digital Era Is Over. Long Live Innovation!
- There Will Always Be People Who Want To Kill Change. Here’s How To Outsmart Them
- The 5 Immutable Laws Of Change
- To Create Real Change That Lasts, Start With A Majority
- These 4 Paradigm Shifts Will Define The Next Decade
- Why You Need To Build Change On Common Ground
- Cascades: How to create a movement that drives transformational change
- Mapping innovation: A playbook for navigating a disruptive age
Niko Canner, co-founder of Katzenbach Partners (Booz & CompanyPwC’s Strategy&) and latterly the founder of Incandescent, and Shanti Nayak, Social Impact Practice Leader at Incandescent, share their reflections on how individuals achieve their aspirations, how organisations realise their potential, and how systems change. Always thoughtful, often insightful, sometimes profound, never pretentious. + View most recent articles
Paul is a conversifier, collusion breaker and technosopher.
Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity
There are profound insights to be unearthed in the many pages of Ken Ferlic’s dense text.
The Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico.
Click on an image if you would like to order a copy of the book from (L to R) Systematic Innovation, Amazon.co.uk, Daimon Verlag, and Blackwell’s. I do not have a commercial relationship with these businesses. You can download Think and Grow Rich! here for free (pdf; 253pp). I suggest you treat it as a free sample then buy a copy of the physical book—you may want to annotate significant passages, of which there are many.
A groundbreaking NYC-based design firm founded by GK (Garry) VanPatter and Elizabeth Pastor.