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.

Creating Greatness in the Realm Beyond Systems Thinking
By Jack Martin Leith
An article I contributed to an e-book for participants in European Sharing on Systems Thinking, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2015 (pdf; 22pp)

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)


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

Greg Satell says his DigitalTonto blog is situated “at the crossroads of media, marketing and technology” but this description does not do it justice. His articles are well researched, they reflect his experience as a senior executive, and they venture into realms beyond business.

+ View his most recent articles

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 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.

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).

Toltec School
The Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico


Creative Action: The Making of Meaning in a Complex World
By Edward Matchett | Facsimile reprint of the original edition (first published in 1975 by Turnstone Books) | Price £20.00 from Systematic Innovation

Think and Grow Rich!
By Napoleon Hill.
The best book about creating the new and enriching the world that’s ever been written. Do not be put off by the title, the exclamation marks, the capital letters and the publication date. This is eternal wisdom. Free download of entire book (pdf; 253pp)

Service providers

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

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