Publications

Addressing the Blind Spot of Our Time
An executive summary of Otto Scharmer’s book: Theory U—Leading from the Future as It Emerges (pdf; 21pp)

Co‑creating Development
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 (pdf; 6pp)

The Complete Facilitator’s Handbook
By John Heron (pdf; 428pp)

The Construct-Aware Stage of Ego Development and its Relationship to the Fool Archetype
By Susanne Cook-Greuter, in Integral Review, August 2018. Vol. 14, No.1 (pdf; 11pp)

Creating Collaborative Gatherings using Large Group Interventions
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
Published by Creative Education Foundation, founded by Alex Osborn and Sid Parnes, co-originators of the creative problem solving process in the 1950s (pdf; 56pp)

Evolving to a New Dominant Logic for Marketing
A classic paper by Stephen Vargo and Robert Lusch, in Journal of Marketing, Vol. 68, January 2004 (pdf; 17pp)

The Executive’s Trinity: management, leadership — and command
By Stephen Bungay, a director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, UK (pdf; 6pp)

Improving the Potential for Innovation through Design Thinking
By Paul Hobcraft on behalf of Hype Innovation (pdf; 38pp)

Kaleidoscopic Change
By Dr. James Wilk (pdf; 10pp)

Realizing Possibilities
A conversation between Dr. James Wilk and Dave Franzetta about metamorphology and minimalist intervention (pdf; 27pp)

Articles

How to Collaborate When You Don’t Have Consensus
By Adam Kahane, a director of Reos Partners, on strategy+business website

The Perils of Bad Strategy, by Richard Rumelt, in McKinsey Quarterly, June 2011

Websites and blogs

DigitalTonto
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 The Eerie Parallels Between the 1920s And Today.

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He also publishes an occasional newsletter featuring his latest article and promoting his award-winning books:

  • Cascades—How to create a movement that drives transformational change
  • Mapping innovation—A playbook for navigating a disruptive age
On Human Enterprise
Niko Canner, co-founder of Katzenbach Partners (→ Booz & Company → PwC’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.

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Paul Levy
Paul is a conversifier, collusion breaker and technosopher.

The Red Hand Files
Nick Cave answers questions raised by fans and others. The questions and answers are also published in The Red Hand Files weekly email (subscribe here).

Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity
There are profound insights to be unearthed in the many pages of Ken Ferlic’s dense text.

Toltec School
The Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico

Books

Creative Action

Creative Victory

Talking with Angels

Think and Grow Rich!

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’ll probably want to annotate significant passages, of which there are many.

Service providers

Andi Roberts
An accomplished London-based facilitator and coach, and the curator of an extensive collection of online resources.

Humantific
A groundbreaking NYC-based design firm founded by GK (Garry) VanPatter and Elizabeth Pastor.