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The Primes: How any Group can Solve any Problem by CHRIS McGOFF

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Notes

Introduction

1. Marianne Williamson, “Our Deepest Fear,” A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles.

Part 1: Universal Patterns for Leading in Uncertain Times

1. RalphWaldo Emerson (May 25, 1803–April 27, 1882) was an American lecturer, philosopher, essayist, and poet best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-nineteenth century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society. He disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

Chapter 1

1. Hesiod (ca. 750–650 BC) was a major source of Greek mythology. He is also credited with contributions to economics, astronomy, and farming techniques.

2. David Campbell is the founder of Saks Fifth Avenue.

3. For more on the idea of IN–ON, see Michael Gerber's book The E-Myth Revisited, ISBN 0-88730-728-0.

4. Russell L. Ackoff, Creating the Corporate Future (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1981). Dr. Ackoff looks deeply into the study of transformation. He calls those who engage in this type of planning “interactivists.” They ascribe to the belief that “the future is largely subject to creation.” Dr. Ackoff primarily focuses on system-level transformation. On an individual level, the concept of transformation has also been proffered by many writers within the self-help and human potential movement, most notably by Carl Rogers, Alan Watts, Fernando Flores, ...

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