• Sources of Inspiration

    Organisations we admire | People we follow | Books we learn from

    Leading from

    the emerging future

    From ego-system to eco-system awareness

    In this thought-provoking book, the question is posed, why do we collectively create results nobody wants? Meeting the challenges of this century requires updating our economic logic and operating system.

    Presencing Institute


    The Presencing Institute is an action research platform operating at the intersection of science, consciousness, and profound social and organizational change.

    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho

    Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.



    NESTA backs new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time, from the pressures of an ageing population to stretched public services and a fast changing job market.

    Otto Scharmer


    Otto Scharmer is an action researcher who co-creates innovations in learning and leadership that he delivers through classes and programs at MIT, MITx U.Lab, the Presencing Institute, and through innovation projects with organizations in business, government and civil society around the world.

    The Fifth Discipline

    Peter Senge

    In The Fifth Discipline, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations—ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create results they truly desire.



    Knowmads is a non-formal creative business program based in the Netherlands. They are focused on self-development and entrepreneurship for young professionals who want to make a positive difference in the world.

    Partnering with Nature

    Catriona Macgregor

    A connection with nature has the potential to put us on the path of wellbeing. The author weaves scientific evidence with ancient wisdom and spiritual insights to show that now more than ever, we need to return to who we were originally, natural human beings.



    Ideo design products, services, and experiences to improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities. They practice human-centered design, a creative approach to problem solving that starts with people and arrives at new solutions tailored to meet their lives.

    The Tao of Physics

    Fritjof Capra

    A book that connects the world of sub-atomic physics with the mystical elements of eastern philosophies. The author reveals that science and consciousness share the same elements of space, time and interconnectedness.

    Thomas Hubl



    Thomas Hubl is a modern mystic, a spiritual teacher whose work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions with the discoveries of contemporary science.



    Kaospilot is a hybrid business and design school based in Denmark. They offer a multi-sided education in leadership and entrepreneurship. Their teaching programmes are not designed simply to shape students to fit the future, but to help them create it.


    and the Art of Thinking Together

    William Isaacs

    The problems between people, between manager and employers, between companies and their people, between countries could be overcome if we all engaged in true dialogue where listening and embracing differences is critical to finding a more harmonious way of thinking and doing together.

    Dr Joe Dispenza



    Dr Joe Dispenza is a doctor, scientist and a modern day mystic. He combines neuroscience, quantum physics and spiritualism to help people access the mind to heal themselves.

    Sand Talk

    How indigenous thinking

    can save the world

    Tyson Yunkaporta

    It is time now to see the interconnectedness of how we are. Aboriginal Australians have always known this. This illuminating book encourages us to explore what it means to be human living in our complexity by learning from the oldest, continuous living culture in the world.

    Compassionate Systems Framework

    The Center for Systems Awareness works to advance the centrality of the inter-connectedness of everything - of self, other, society and the planet; and do so by empowering teachers who are preparing our future leaders for a new world where compassion is everything.

    Warm Data Lab

    Nora Bateson

    Warm Data Labs are group processes which highlight interdependency and generate understanding of systemic patterns. As a tool for revealing relationships that are integral and woven into the complex fabric of the issues we are working on, the Warm Data Lab process allows participants to see new patterns, new causations, and to respond to them with a much broader comprehension. In this way, the Warm Data Lab enables new societal responses to complex challenges.