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Here you will find selected nuggets of wisdom, invitations to adventures, pointers to new futures, and the latest updates. Enjoy! 

Reflections on the Question, “What is Design?”

We live in a world full of intelligent, caring, inventive people. Nevertheless, people find it difficult to break old habits, resolve old wounds, make changes, and bring...

Chauncey Bell

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STRATEGIC ORIENTATIONS FOR INNOVATION PAPER

While in the role of the President of the National Council on Innovation for Competitiveness, Dr. Fernando Flores delivered a major report...

Saqib Rasool

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MOODS AND POWER

Moods and Disclosive Spaces, or Clearings, are ways that we attempt to articulate something important about the totality of a situation, a person, an enterprise, a community, a nation....

Chauncey Bell

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WISDOM AND ACTING WISELY

When we enter into a conversation about some action where we are concerned to act wisely, usually our attention is on intervening in some set of current behaviors...

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On Trust

When I say I trust you, I’m saying I have the assessment that you are going to be able to fulfill promises reliably in a particular domain (not any/all areas) 1) Competence: I trust your competence – your capacity to fulfill these promises because you know something about what is needed to get things done to fulfill the promises…

Chauncey Bell

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MY WORK ON DESIGNING NEW HABITS

I am a designer of business habits. I design ways that human beings – in explicit or tacit collaboration with others – do things to shape their futures by adjusting...

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NOTES ON DESIGN OF LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES

When a leadership team commits seriously to prepare an organization for a new future, one or more people must richly embody the elements of what we call... 

Chauncey Bell

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CUSTOMER-FOCUSED PATHS TO THE FUTURE

The company needs continuous incremental improvements to keep the core business competitive and discontinuous breakthroughs to shift direction...

Chauncey Bell

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Strategic Operating Systems

Every work activity, everything that you and I see, everything we do not see, and how we understand our worlds, are determined by invisible structures of practices, technologies and interpretations. We give the name operating system to these structures. They shape our understanding of the world, our actions, and our customers’ experience...

Chauncey Bell

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NINE  PRINCIPLES FOR NAVIGATING IN OUR WORLD

My mother, my father, Rose, Sibble, and Carnell Eaton prepared me to listen to a wide range of different kinds of people...

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A POEM BY RUMI — SPIDER PLAYING IN THE HOUSE

Eyesight becomes vision after a meeting with the Friend. Another seeing rises behind the eyes and looks out through the eyes...

Saqib Rasool

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OPENING WITH 'A TIME TO TURN' FROM KETHUVIM

Utter futility! [said Koheleth] Utter futility! All is futile! What real value is there for a man In all the gains he makes beneath the sun?...

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Join The Adventure

We are preparing to publish several books and educational offers on our breakthrough approach to business diagnostics and design. We will be honored if you will join us on the adventure. 

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