Steven F. Freeman

Business Experience


Two decades experience working with leading business thinkers (Russell Ackoff and Peter Senge) 

MIT Organizational Learning Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1993-96): Worked under Peter Senge (author of The Fifth Discipline) to apply principles of Organizational Learning and System Dynamics to improve corporate performance

Institute for Interactive Management, Philadelphia, PA (1987-88): Worked with Wharton faculty founders including Russell L. Ackoff (author of Creating the Corporate Future and 18 other books) to facilitate major organizational redesign projects at Eastman Kodak, Metropolitan Life, Anheuser Busch, and the University of Pennsylvania 

•   Knowledge Applications: Rigorous approaches to acquiring organizational knowledge and developing dynamic capabilities

•   Crisis Preparedness: Systemic/ Resiliency-based approach not only protects against catastrophe, but promotes innovative intelligence and a uniquely valuable lens for identifying and seizing opportunity.Accounting System Consulting: Built sucessful business

The intelligent alternative to traditional consulting arrangements … link to Applied Research, Inc ….

Corporate Management:

Helped build an international contract research firm comprising 500 professionals: Applied Research Associates corporate office (Albuquerque, NM 1988-91). Directly managed corporate finances, budgets, MIS, developed policy and marketing support systems. Oversaw accounting, contract administration, and personnel functions. Helped put systems in place that has permitted major growth from two professionals in 1983 to 500 professionals and 500 support staff in 30 locations around the world.•

New Ventures

Initiated six new business ventures, including two non-profit ventures