Immunity to Change
One of the foundational theories in my studies and approach to leadership development coaching. The deep-rooted assumptions and conflicting commitments at play – unseen and unconscious – that influence our ability to make meaningful progress toward our best intentions.
The Creative Act: A Way of Being
Inspiring, honest, practical and personal insights about the creative process and how we unlock it through the awareness of it in all its forms within and around ourselves.
The Extended Mind
The thesis and research here is fascinating. Essentially, our individual cognitive abilities and processes are not limited by what we are able to think in our mind. Rather they are connected to how our bodies, environments, and relationships, are instruments (not just signals) that play a key role in our ability to comprehend.
An expansive and integrated approach to leadership development based on a simple premise: a leaders’ most crucial and complex challenges, rather than being obstacles, are actually doorways for becoming precisely the leader that current conditions require.
Thinking in Systems
Suggests some of the biggest problems facing the world―war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation―are essentially system failures, and cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others. Seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking.
The Interaction Field
Proposes companies who embrace this model generate, facilitate, and benefit from data exchanges among multiple people and groups to solve immediate challenges of people today, and the major social and economic challenges of the future.
In support of reimagining capitalism leveraging its best features and developing a blueprint for a new system for doing business grounded in a more evolved ethical consciousness.
The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of?
Limits to Growth
Amazing and long-debated research that asks if it possible to alter growth trends impacting industry and resources in a way that would create sustainable ecological and economic stability.
Measure What Matters
Origin and application of the OKR goal-setting system. Objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame.
Making uncertainty desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner; beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better.
The Great Mental Models
Cognitive tools for understanding ways to approach problems, grasp new concepts, identify patterns, and understand how the world works objectively.
A systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter.
The latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
About the two systems that shape our judgments and decisions and insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives.
Explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental question: Where do we go from here?
Descartes challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotion, reason, and the human brain. Emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behavior.