Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mark Levison's Learning the Best Approaches for Your Brain

Another note to myself about books to read:

Mark and I follow each other on Twitter. Lot's of cool stuff on his blog.

Lenscraft's List of Flavors of Systems Thinking

Sometimes I use this blog as a kind of notepad, when I want to make a note of something I believe my readers might be interested in. This is one of those occasions.

There is a nice overview of different branches of Systems thinking here:

Even better, there is a nice list of books too.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

From Character to Vision

Tempo! – From Character to Vision is the second Tempo! supplement. It is a practical guide for creating personal and corporate vision statements. I used a real case as background for the article: How I developed my own vision and mission statements.

If you want to create a vision and a mission that really matters, I suggest that you also read Vision, Mission, Principles, And the Human Brain, which delves into the theory behind vision, mission, and human motivation.
Tempo! – From Character to Vision

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Vision, Mission, Principles, And the Human Brain

If you are a regular follower of this blog, you may have noticed that Tempo!, my business strategy book, hasn't been published yet. I do have a publisher interested in the Swedish version, but I am still looking for a publisher interested in publishing the English version of the book.

More than a year ago, it dawned on me that Tempo! was growing to about twice the length I had originally planned (400 pages instead of 200 pages), and that I would have to cut a lot of material. Some of this material I am saving for another book, but some of it I decided to publish as free supplements.

The vision and mission paper below does not contain material written specifically for the book, but it does contain material that is closely related. Tempo! describes in detail a procedure for developing a combined vision and mission statement in diagram format, an Intermediate Objective Map. The paper provides background, perspective, and shows mission and vision statements for several organizations, including an Intermediate Objective Map for Primus Vicus. There is also an account of a brutal battle between Primus Vicus and a business organization with a lot of power, but less vision.

The Scribd file conversion process caused some letters to disappear from diagrams in the paper. If there are missing characters in a file downloaded from Scribd, please let me know. I will send you a high quality PDF version.

Vision, Mission, Principles, and the Human Brain