The mind perceives the world through a collection of frameworks, models, principles and values. Below are some of my favorites.

I am compiling a reading list here for those who want to explore these topics further.


GTD – Getting Things Done

Energy Management (4 Spheres of Energy: Physical, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual)

Deliberate Practice


Personality Systems


Keirsey Temperament Sorter (Evolution of Myers Briggs)

Big Frameworks and Models

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Spiral Dynamics [1,2]

Constructive Developmental Theory & Adult Development (Keegan / Cook-Greuter)

Positive Psychology

Masculine & Feminine Polarity

More Key Psychological Concepts

Philosophy & Spirituality

Integral Theory

Evolutionary Enlightenment

The Hero’s Journey


The Core and the Gap

Science & Technology

Accelerating Change

The Technium


Systems Theory

Complex Systems

Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Startup Genome (my own creation)

Lean Startup

Customer Development

Sustaining Vs. Disruptive Innovation

Life Cycle Adoption Curve

Personal Fulfillment

Health, Wealth and Relationships

The T Model: A framework for learning, work, personal growth and non-linear career progression


Alternative Currencies and Holistic Measurement of Value [theoretical integration in process; parts: 1, 2, 3]

Information Science

Model of Hierarchical Complexity (Michael Commons)