Welcome. You've come to the right place -- not only a respite from an often mindless, brutish world -- but also a means and community to prevail and overcome.
1. For your organization: Intelligence can prevail. Yes, even in organizations. For a fraction of the cost of traditional management consulting, Applied Research Mentoring enables you to build your capabilities (not theirs).
2. For your understanding: Applied research can be broadly understood and implemented. ARMs for the Rest of Us encompasses articles, lessons, stories and interactive exercises to bring to you the benefits, insight and power derived from knowledge application.
3. For your education: Knowledge production need not be restricted to an exclusive technological elite.
Since 2015, I've worked to create a new professional doctorate in Strategic Leadership at the newly expanded Jefferson University. This is not academics for academia, but rather an unconventional program to develop broadly beneficial working knowledge.
4. Research can be rigorous AND relevant.We conduct rigorous, high value added research in all sectors where we're engaged. I provide here a few links, especially to survey research that I've conducted.
5. Bio +. Most everything in America (and in my experience, throughout the world) that's broadcast over the airwaves, on the web, and especially on cable “news” is an insult to intelligence. And most of what's inflicted on the captive audiences of most classroom up to and including graduate programs are little better.
As time permits, I try to provide material and sources that are not an affront to sensibilities. Intelligence, as such, rare though it is, provides intrinsic as well as extrinsic rewards.
So, have a look around. If you would you be so kind, please sign our guest book (beta) or email me to let us know what you think and what brings you here. We would love to hear from you. Really. Maybe even meet someday!
For now, (cyber)cheers! To a great journey together and the hope that intelligence of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
- Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1961) Presidential Farewell Address
- Lewis, Michael (2019) The Fifth Risk. Norton.
- 1] President Dwight D. Eisenhower's warning in his Farewell Address of the growing power of the military industrial complex is fairly widely known, but his other parting warning in that speech is practically lost to history: "… in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."
- 2] An adaptation of Lincoln's concluding plea at Gettysburg.