This is a very personal collection. I hope you will find something here that makes your visit worthwhile.

Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Articles

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

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

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 some of the items listed below.

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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 (Right arrowBooz & CompanyRight arrowPwC’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 may 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.