CREATIVITY, DESIGN, LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION
in China, Japan, East Asia, Software, Fashion, Intellect
The cognitive psych, social psych, anthropology, sociology,
politics, AI/Alife/Automaton software models of:
design, invention, creativity, discovery
ARE MY MAIN THEMES
PRECIS OF MY ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:
Bachelors, MIT, artificial intelligence computing,1971
Cross-Register, Wellesley College, English Comp, 1969-70
Masters, U of Michigan, Japanese & Chinese Business, 1991
Masters, U of Michigan, Cyber & Virtual Organization, 1992
PhD, U of Michigan, Total Quality Research Processes, 1994
1st Academic Job, U of Chicago, Grad School of Business, Lecturer in Quality Management, 1992-97 (before my Phd, I did not apply, they found me after reading a book I published)
NOW, Professor of Knowledge and Creativity Managment,
Kwansei Gakuin Univ. Sanda, Japan (8th ranked, private univ.)
venturesome PhD program to elaborate my 16 primary research interests in, after 2014, and venturesome dept./univ./ business/agency to partner with to set up 2 unique programs:
1) my College of Creativity as add-on program (after 2014 or slightly before that for start up actions).
2) my College of Excellence Science, of 32 fields that cut across all traditional ones and determine who rises to their tops (after 2014 or slightly before that for start up actions).
MY 2 PRIMARY RESEARCH ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
1. The Excellence Science Research Project of the
University of Chicago Grad School of Business:
5 eminent people in each of 63 diverse professions
nominate 2 things--how the best people in their field
rose to the top (producing 54 orthogonal fields of knowledge
cutting across all traditional fields and determining who
rises to their tops), and 150 people best in each of those 54 fields, who define the ortho fields' contents in detail.
12 books at www.youpublish.com/richard-tabor-greene
covering 12 of the 54 ortho fields: educatedness, efffectiveness, creativity, management functions, selling, etc.
2. The Creativity Model Foundations of Design Approaches
Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Japan
Design approaches in various design sub-domains founded on mixes of particular models of creativity from my 60 models of creativity published at www.youpublish.com. Trade-offs among diverse creativity models and design approaches based on them are explored and quantified.
A. Measures of the Greatness of Any Work of Art
B. 22 Levels of Novelty Impact of Any Creative Work
C. Dimensions of Difference, Design by Interpoln./Extrapoln.
D. 1500 Item Creativity Checklist Covering 20 Creativity Model
my email: [email protected]
1) the paper at left is A Model of 42 Models of Creativity
2) that paper is at
where ten other papers can be downloaded for free. 1 of those 10 is my 4000 favorite books listed under my current 450 intellectual interests
3) my 12 books can be bought & excepts viewed for free at
MY STRANGE & SPECIAL FEATURES:
1) you can recognize me anywhere in the world by the strange suits I wear, using uchikake and obi materials on stretch sport fabrics;
2) I was the most expensive faculty move in the history of the entire University of Chicago (due to my personal library of 22,000 books); the dean could not believe my invoice
3) I doubled permanently average per capita income of Korea's poorest village by importing portable backpack mowers that reduced women's harvest work from 7 weeks yearly to 4 days
4) was hired by U. of Chicago, without applying, 2 years before getting a PhD, because they read a manuscript of one of my books pre-publication
5) my Global Quality book chosen as one of best 21 in the total quality topic area by Purdue Univ. faculty
6) Founder of EDS personally flew me to Washington DC intelligence agencies to work after I made first sale to General Motors other than ones he made personally, using my Artificial Intelligence Workshop Fairs sales invention
7) My high performance work system was selected to be the first software demonstrated at Xerox PARC's first
8) I was the first Wellesley student to be allowed to practice teach in Weston schools
9) I design mass workshop events, one had 2000 people for 31 consecutive 16-hour each days in 440 parallel workshops whose results combined into one overall set of 16 venture technology business designs--fully staffed and funded by the end of the 31 days; another had 19 groups of 200-each for 3 days 20 hours a day, inventing 20 devices each (19x20=380); another had 50 groups of 20 each designing 2 hour cabarets of many arts, all composed to transition styles/values in the firm in needed directions (follow up was 50 different 2-hour performances all over the firm using different arts for the same overall style/value transitions)
10) I have invented a replacement for prose--regularized fractal concept models--where the number, names, & ordering of points is visible at a glance on each page, requiring no laborious decoding/reading work.
11) I cured several people (ten or more years symptom free) of Rheumatoid Arthritis by applying latest British research confirming the ancient Chinese diagnosis--it is a fitness condition not a disease and is "caused" by 22 factors that each hinder bloodflow to extremeties and/or organs--undo all 22 and the "disease" goes away. (Note, sneakily, it is also the single most profitable diagnosis in medicine and the latest anti-immune treatments are unmitigated disasters through VERY profitable for physicians).
THE NUTSHELL ME:
music till MIT, artificial intelligence programming till Wellesley, modern poetry/song-writing till unpaid NGO,
mass workshop design & fund raising 50 cities a year till Japan; computer AI language teaching in Japan at Matsushita/Sekisui learning total quality till U of Michigan; 2 MAs 1 PHD at UMich; founder of new businesses in 3 global firms--EDS, Coopers & Lybrand, Xerox PARC; hired by U of Chicago without applying because they read my McGraw Hill 1993 book Global Quality at their Grad School of Business; taught at present Japan university last 13 years.
WHAT I DO:
1. I write large books on results of the Science of Excellence Research Project
2. I design fashions, products, interfaces, events for clients and my own work for global distribution
3. I teach research seminars at Japan's 8th ranked (by employers) private university and send students to the world's top ten grad schools
4. I research 16 areas including fractal interfaces, social automata, mass workshop event designs, cognitive and social psych of designs and interfaces.
5. I prepare for launch in 6 years time of a new kind of university (or add-on to existing universities) that I call Knowledge Epitome--I have a book laying it all out.
6. I compose J-rapp songs and run bi-monthly workshops wherein students compose songs
7. I write two comedy and 1 detective fiction novels
8. I daily create videos on 1 of the 8000 chapters I have already written--a one hour, 17 minute, and 7 minute video version of each chapter is done each day.
I have developed the most comprehensive, practical curriculum in creativity applied to invention, discovery, design, and business venturing in the world--92 courses, all tested on my Chinese and Japanese undergrads. I can transform passive East Asians into innovative Americans.
I am gradually redoing major design areas, putting them on a scientific research-able basis, by grounding them in my 60 models of creativity (see scribd.com for an article presenting all 60).
I am establishing a publishing-of-readings new industry of publishing, where classic and specialist readings of texts and related books on a topic area are published as works in their own right, getting around derivative work areas of copyright law by certain innovative treatments of topic ordering and naming.
I set up mass workshop events, such as my Invent Events in which sets of 200 people in 3 days generate 100 patents for a firm. These events are 40 or more workshops daily going on in parallel with each workshop making a different product, using procedures derived from world best experts, and the products combining to make powerful overall results.
I have invented a new technology of meeting, face to face and across electronic networks, called Social Automata, wherein excitement replaces boredom in meetings. It is based on using people as if processors in a parallel array of computers, assigning particular mental roles to them, and linking the roles in interesting topologies to maximize quality.
I have invented certain regularized fractal interfaces, one to replace all prose writing, another to replace web 2.0 browsers, another to replace current workgroup electronic cooperation topologies.
Structural cognition is a set of methods I have invented for allowing people to apply ordinary mental operators to 64 or 128 ideas, in the same time and with the same quality of outcome as they now apply those operators to 4 or 6 ideas.
I believe prose is doomed due to its poor interface properties--it hides the number of points, their names, and the principles ordering them--requiring much decoding work of readers. My own replacement for prose--Regularized Fractal Concept Models--are published in book form Are You Creative? 64 Steps at youpublish.com. That book has an exoskeleton not endoskeleton of point names allowing the number, names, and ordering of points to be visually grasped at a glance, instead of after much decoding as in usual prose.
I am a life changing public speaker--over half my U of Chicago MBAs said so. I am an inspirational leader who distributes management functions using structured workshop events that get employees to apply management functions to themselves. I wrote 16,800 pages of methods books for educatedness, effectiveness, creativity, managing complexity, managing culture, managing self, managing cities, super selling, managing technological innovation, 45 models of innovation, 64 dynamics of hi tech ventures.
MY PERSONAL INTERESTS:long distance cycling; 3D stereo photography; singing blues, jazz, and own compositions; designing fashions, events, interfaces, products; write 3000 pages of books a year; set up seminars among my former students; finish my comedy novel and artistic sex book; set up a new part-of/kind-of college after retirement; set up Creativity College in major high tech firm; set up group creation workshop events among artists; teach how to penetrate, improve, blend cultures; perform improv comedy;inventing new forms of sex and eroticism; inventing conceptual and theory underpinnings for all good design variations in all design fields; deploying my 60 models of creativity to improve global design;becoming, personally, a new kind of university; inventing and founding my own design university; founding my own College of Creativity; inventing a new publishing industry--the publishing of readings (building legal precedents to break "derivative work" parts of copyright laws).My 4000 favorite books, organized under my 450 current intellectual interests, are available for free viewing at www.scribd.com/people/view/310309 along with free downloadable copies of some of my recent research papers.
Some areas of my expertise:
KNOWLEDGE EPITOME--one of my quirks is the great number and variety of courses I teach--in part because I like reading and applying ideas, so I have ended up with courses in educatedness, effectiveness, creativity, handling: error, complexity, systems effects, cultures, super selling and 46 other determinants of top performance in all traditional fields; each course applies education method innovations: fractal concept models, structural cognition, social automata, others; some I teach for money but more and more I teach them for fun and to develop NGOs I care about
MANAGING BY EVENTS This has been a big part of my past and life thus far--dozens do in days of parallel expert-procedure-based workshops, work that would take small staffs months or years, with org learning and visibility profits; workshop procedures derived from world best benchmarks; Invent Events, Problem Finding WorkOuts, Customer Contact Events, 60+ others; One such event was 2000 people in 440 daily parallel workshops for 30 days, composing 500 books of 200 pages each, that completely defined and funded/staffed a host of new NGOs;
KIMONO SportFormal FASHIONS--the fit and comfort of modern sports fabrics combined with Japan's rare traditional weaves--catch everyone's attention anywhere without effort--I did these fashion designs for years just for my own wearing and amusement and one day an inebriated newly rich Chinese gentlemen, in our Osaka Ritz Carlton, begged to buy what I was wearing--so without planning to I ended up eventually selling a few designs, though that was never my intent and is not now yet my interest;
DIMENSIONS OF DIFFERENCE DESIGNS--60 models of creativity used to invent or lead your people in inventing entirely new looks, features, feels; the confidence of knowing no one else in the world can get what you got from us--this is one of my big passions--I want to put design on a scientific research basis, and not leave it to amateur hour "intuitions" and vague "insights"; I want to make good design skills available to a much wider audience than just "talented" people;
FRACTAL INTERFACES/INDEXES--one set of operators applied to similar operands in all domains and levels of a system--master 10,000 functions by mastering 10 operators and 10 abstract operand types; ways to regularize vast choice spaces or product offerings for fast, automatic verbal and muscle memory access; this is another passion I developed after seeing so much irregularity on the net--what if we had interfaces making inputs to the net more orderly and regular, therefore self-indexing?
EXPERT GRAPHIC READINGS--for friends I used to have them choose a book and I would summarize and extend it via 50 main points of each book chapter in diagram form on a page with further references and critical commentary; that way they could read a dozen diagram pages of 50 points each instead of 200 similar looking obtuse prose pages; they also could apply ideas immediately--ALSO, every year I diagram similarly all the chapters of the year's best non-fiction six books, so my friends can read 50 diagram pages instead of 1500 obtuse prose pages--see how many main points, names of points, and ordering of points at a glance!!!
UNIVERSITY AUXILIARY--to help my students use college better I invented 2 intense weeks before, during, or after freshman year at college, applying structural cognition tools to 3 research articles for each of 22 traditional fields plus methods for using each part and year of college for self, social, intellect, and career development--this optimizes the biggest investment kids and parents make!
COLLEGE OF CREATIVITY--years of love produced this curriculum of 92 courses on creativity, the world's broadest and deepest and most practical creativity curriculum;
SOCIO-INTELLI-TECH RESEARCH--my in-process research--the Science of Art, the Culture of Technologies, Total Quality Cognition, Informative Video, New Data Collection Means, Managing by Events, Social Automata--a New Micro Level of Organizing Replacing "Meetings", Social Indexing of Workforces and Markets, Self Indexing Documents, Web Regularization Tools, Regularized Index Spaces;
EXECUTIVE COACHING--I do monthly of CEOs and their teams, managers of creatives assisted with invent events, research assembly events, cognitive and creativity operator Work Outs, and structural cognition tools and the cognitive maps they generate--transform selves from "being" X to "having" and "managing" X;
INFORMATIVE JAPAN TOURS--PRODUCE A PRODUCT FROM EACH TOUR--I love inventing new kinds of tours--Info Tours (produce books per tour), Art and Photo Tours (produce exhibition per tour), Bicycle Tours (produce video DVD of friends met durng evening celebrations), Sector Tours (produce guide book per tour), Expert Tours (produce interview book/DVD per tour), Expatriot Adjustment Tours (tour your home, work, city, environs meeting what is there to meet and finding outlets for all your needs from sex to intellect (produce a Personal Work and Play and Life Guide to your new home area per tour), Product Invention Tours (video extreme products/services, present in evening celebrations, turn into market descriptors/principles, invent new products for all your new model dimensions--invent a product per tour);
EXPERT GRAPHIC READINGS--I turn each chapter of books others choose into a one page diagram of that chapter's 50 main points, critiqued with further references and rebuttals. other times I choose the 6 best books of each year in some topic area and turn them all into a book of diagrams so friends read one book of graphics not 6 books or boring prose; apply ideas immediately;
STRUCTURAL COGNITION--I spend time teaching people how to apply ordinary mental operators not to six or 8 ideas at a time but to dozens of ideas in fractal patterns at a time, in the same elapsed time and quality as others handle 8 ideas. This multiplies mental productivity by a factor of 100 in about six weeks of work.
SOFTWARE POWER--I design mass workshop events using any of 64 different algorithms for software creation, to make extreme programming scientific, research based, and comprehensive, & get it out of amateurism;
MANAGING BY EVENTS I design events that let dozens or hundreds do in days, using procedures borrowed from world experts, what small staffs would take years to do amateurishly--Invent Events, Customer Contact Events, Problem Finding WorkOuts, Solving WorkOuts, Evidence Based Marketing/Management Events, Research Assemblies, Phone Research Events, Idea Room Events and 64 others. Many parallel workshops each using procedures borrowed from world experts, with intermediate results shared among workshop groups, in social automata formats.
FAVORITE MUSIC: Sarah Vaughn's Brazil Album plus the lark ascending by Ralph von Williams; some Massanet; Ashita by Hirahara; laura nyro first album, early Francoise Hardy "on est bien peur de chose...", all of Diamantes (Japanese salsa group), all of Le Couple (Japanese love group), Smithsonian blues recordings; John Mayall blues; Tom Rush; Bach's air on a G string (I like G strings); hate Beatles and anything like Beatles and other bugs; love You're My World; various Dusty Springfield; Egyptian belly dance backgrounds; Masuda Seiko's Anata ni Aitakute, and Akai Sweetpea; Mannatsu no Kajitsu; Meiji Ichidai Onna and Tokyo Kiddo; Monty Alexander, especially the album with Exodus in it; Richard Bono's blends of 4 cultures in each song; La Chansonetre and lots of chanson; --the theme for my funeral is from Kabochya Shyokai, a Chindon group
""...there is nothing more hearty, insipid, incapable of even the remotest hint of conversation, than an American"--Alexis de Tocqueville;"
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Professor of Knowledge and Creativity Management at Kwansei Gakuin University
(Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry)
1995 ? Present (13 years)
My undergrads read 116 English graduate level research books, structurally diagramming 50 main points from two key chapters in each in their junior year and making presentations on chapter contents their senior year. The same books get read twice, once in 3rd and once in 4th year. 9 books I wrote are included in the 116. 4000 books organized under 450 of my interests (posted on scridb) are used to assist thesis work. My students go to only the world's top ten universities for grad school, averaging 800 on GRE math and 800 on Toefl Writing exams. My seminar involves leadership and creativity and mastering the five common cultures of business that enfeeble innovation in businesses: male culture, American, technology culture, monkey hierarchy culture, and capitalism culture. 96 particular methods of effectiveness from 150 of the world's most effective people are mastered by these students in the three years of my research seminar.
Frameworks for Re-seeing Re-directing Your Life at Chthonian Life Coaching
(Educational Institution; 1-10 employees; Performing Arts industry)
2001 ? 2008 (7 years)
Life coaches do psychoanalysis without encumberment by Freud's manias. I review pharmologic, brain neurology, social psych, and other research on determinants of human feelings, reactions, and behaviors and supply clients with specific theories and frameworks that make the world they see and their possible actions in it larger than for those without such theories and frames. This unsticks people trapped in less than they want, or in hurting themselves and others. Mid-life crises, values implosions, unattended to career aspirations--the whole human gamut is my treatment area.
I specialize in restoring composing arts and performing them to lives trapped in spectatorship, viewing, and other passivities of our commercial central broadcast media cultures. I also restore to professional artists and performers, grounding of their art in real lived human experiences--lost as the performer lifestyle ruins performer lives and traps performers in fake or drug pseudo-experience.
Kimono SportFormal Fashions, Fractal Interfaces and Indexes, Social Index Services at Dimensions of Difference Designs
(Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Design industry)
2001 ? 2008 (7 years)
I do product, graphic, event, interface, technology design--all based on my 60 models of creativity and 128 steps to becoming a creator. My enemy is mere insight based designing--I have data proving the superiority of my designs in customer and market impact. My designs are grounded in creativity theory and practices.
I also do fashion design with the lines Kimono SportFormal Fashions, Casual Celebrity, and Global Warming Suits. These are all based on research in design dimensions derived from models of creativity.
I also design events, interfaces, and technologies using fractal interface and social indexing events and concepts.
Since I wear my own fashion designs you can judge for yourself by meeting me--keep in mind by walking around in Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons hotels I usually sell a hundred times my room charges.
Author of 12 massive non-fiction works, 2 published by McGraw Hill at buy at https://www.youpublish.com/richard-tabor-greene
1999 ? 2008 (9 years)
1. Are You Educated? 48 Capabilities of Educated People
2. Are You Educated, Japan? 5 Models of Abilities of Educated People
3. Are You Effective? 96 Methods from Effective People
4. Are You Creative? 64 Steps: to Becoming Creative & to Creating
5. Are You Creative? 60 Models of Creating
6. Managing Complexity--33 Methods
7. Powers from Training 275 Brain Modules
8. Culture Powers--64 Powers
9. Taking Place--Creative City Theory & Practice, 64 Tools
10. A Science of Excellence: 54 Orthogonal Fields that Cross All Fields and Determine Who Rises to their Tops
11. Super Selling--26 Methods, 33 Cases
12. Knowledge Epitome--A New Kind of Education from Social Automata
13. Getting Real about Creativity in Business--64 Tools
14. A Model of 45 Models of Innovation
15. A Model of the 64 Dynamics of High Tech Ventures
16. BioSense--A New Commonsense
17. Managing Self--Science as Our New Religion
18. Managing Difference--Our Tribal Brains
Lecturer in Quality Management at University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
(Educational Institution; 10,001 or more employees; Management Consulting industry)
1992 ? 1997 (5 years)
Taught: Time Series up to Arima; Neural Net Time Series Estimators, Total Quality Processes for Forming Venture Technology Businesses, Re-engineering Research for Internet Speed, Transplanting Business Practices Across Cultures, Transplanting Leadership Practices Across Cultures;
Research: Got 5 people in each of 63 strata of society, half global, half US, to nominate 54 orthogonal fields cutting across all traditional fields like medicine, business, law, psych, and determining who rises to their tops, then they nominated 150 for each of those 54 ortho fields that we interviewed for defining their ortho field of expertise: educatedness, effectiveness, creativity, error handling, complexity handling, culture handling, etc.
Co-Founder: Qsoft Venture Spin-Off; at Xerox PARC
(Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry)
1988 ? 1992 (4 years)
Hired to save Baldrige Award application because IT has nothing to show examiners--I set up 40 high technology circles, and quickly impressed the examiners with 40 workgroups of ordinary employees learning artificial intelligence programming.
Used total quality process to spec software for a Taguchi application, the result a front end and back end to competitor Taguchi applications (when they sold one of theirs I sold one of mine = effortless market dominance). I interviewed Genichi Taguchi in Japanese to extract his optimization strategies for the software.
Founded the High Performance Work Center, the 1st presentation at Xerox PARC's first Document Symposium of top Xerox 400 managers. This software automated work processes, both the in meeting processes and the outside-of-meeting processes of work. It used structured conversations to capture process knowledge from ordinary employees and turned that into code automatically, the performance of which employees edited.
totalizing & globalizing bodies of knowledge at my independent quality research (Sole Proprietorship)
(Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry)
1978 ? 1992 (14 years)
(1) TQM totalized a body of knowledge, quality knowledge, 33 ways; what other bodies of knowledge benefit from those totalizations?
(2) Quality totalization (6 Sigma) was followed by 20 globalizations in Japan; what other bodies of knowledge benefit from globalizations?
(3) TQM became THE theory of how to apply info tech to businesses; what do 33 totalizations & 20 globalizations do to software ventures & systems?
(4) Just-in-Time leadership replaces fixed expensive inventories of managers, a social class, as a way to deliver leadership functions; how convert class means with event means to deliver these functions?
(5) events replace processes which replaced departments; what is the optimal weave of e-mediated contact with event based contact?
(6) discussions/meetings follow ancient habits, new social automata arrangements use people as if processors in fixed arrays--what social automata types outproduce traditional discussions/meetings the most?
Founder, High Technology Circles Practice at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting
(Public Company; 10,001 or more employees; Management Consulting industry)
1987 ? 1988 (1 year)
When I joined, people were selling two half million dollar each software AI projects to Wall Street firms a year for $1million average per partner in sales. These were large projects that did not come in in time and none were profitable. I fixed this immediately by selling 30 $100,000 each shorter simpler less risky projects to drug firms in New Jersey, then to Wall Street firms in Manhattan. I toured companies, interviewed managers, spotted 30 application AI could do, got volunteer workgroups to extract the needed knowledge, set up 4 hours of weekly training and two programming weeks where expert programmers put that knowledge into code. The result I sold two $3million projects my first year--six times the best previous sales by partners.
Founder, Artificial Intelligence Workshop Fairs at Electronic Data Systems
(Public Company; 10,001 or more employees; Computer Networking industry)
1985 ? 1986 (1 year)
2000 sales persons had sold nothing to GM, EDS's largest customer (and owner) in 2 years. I was hired as programmer but I instead tackled the biggest problem my company had without authority or budget. I reversed the male militarist culture of EDS that was making sales fail and invented a Solution Culture, that was feminine--listening not talking, admitting weakness not bragging about self greatness, praising customer expertise not bragging about own expertise, etc. We created one day mass workshop events of 30 GM engineers presenting possible AI project solutions to this year GM priorities in the morning, each matched by working software application demos from non-EDS companies in the afternoon. Remarks by viewing GM managers were transcribed and published to top 2000 managers of the GM division. Result, after 3 events, $16 million in software sales, the first sales by anyone other than Ross Perot. As a result Ross flew me personally to Langley to work with superspooks.
Smarty for Hire at ADAPT (Sole Proprietorship)
(Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Management Consulting industry)
1983 ? 1986 (3 years)
While studying for 3 grad degrees at U of Michigan I consulted when possible. Procter & Gamble heard a Yankee group presentation I made on Japan entering US markets and they were amazed at me learning things from my years in Japan that their managers did not learn. I was hired to tell them how to keep Kao out of P&G's North American markets. I did a video, shown to some managers till the chairman of Kao bought Jerkins and stood on its front saying he would bury P&G in 20 years. That made my video popular with vice-chairman Laco who mandated that all see it. We took videos of P&G managers defensively denying the message of a Japan threat, and that changed the culture and provoked P&G's initiative to wed systems with Walmart before Kao does that. I started the initiative to link systems with Walmart with my videos--I did not do that without help.
Fund raiser, Mass workshop Designer at Institute of Cultural Affairs
(Non-Profit; 1001-5000 employees; Philanthropy industry)
1968 ? 1976 (8 years)
I asked Huston Smith (of Dalai Lama fame) at MIT for an organization "rebuilding Western civilization". He gave me a phone number in Framingham, Mass. I joined and visited 50 different North American cities each year, visiting the 20 richest families per city, raising funds, for three years. Then I designed workshop procedures for mass workshop events of 2000 people meeting in 200 parallel daily workshops for 30 consecutive days. I also set up participatory town meetings in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and parts of Europe. I doubled per capita income of Korea's poorest village by importing portable mowers that ended harvest suffering for 7 weeks/year of village women and cash income the thusly liberated women got caused envy in men which caused men to get interested in other development tactics.
Fortran I, APL, Lisp 1.5 Programming Jobs at 3 high school summer holidays
(Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Computer Software industry)
1963 ? 1966 (3 years)
I developed software in Fortran I that binomially expanded the stress integrals of bridge design, keeping integer coefficients, and final integrated series were both simple and very accurate.
I assisted an astronomer using WWII refractors on the Blue Ridge Mountains, by building a star identification program in APL that also built star maps plotting new star/galaxy/nebulae locations.
A research scientist at a center across the street from my home, befriended me and gave me the LISP 1.5 manual from MIT when it arrived, telling me to learn it and use it to control a giant crystal growing machine he used--I built a program that did that.
My Philosophy of Living at the Educatedness Ideal
(Educational Institution; Myself Only; Higher Education industry)
1960 ? 1963 (3 years)
1. If, knowing when and where someone was raised and educated, you can predict nothing at all about what he does, thinks, and believes, he is an educated man. 2. If a man likes being a man & trusts in his male-ness, he is dangerous, a bomb waiting to go off, he cannot in any way be trusted. If a man doubts males, is suspicious of their worth & ways, he is valuable and can be trusted. If an American likes being an American and automatically & easily uses their ways--he is extremely dangerous and cannot be trusted. If, to the contrary, he worries about being misled by his own American-ness and every few minutes takes concrete actions to keep it limited and at bay, under his control, he is wonderful and can be trusted. Anyone who easily and automatically is himself, is a threat, a danger to us all. 3. There are at least 60 diverse models of what being creative is--actions taken to make yourself "more creative" if based on no particular model, undo more creation than they create.
University of Michigan
Masters, Higher Ed: cyber/virtual organizations, 1983 ? 1986
The sociology, psychology, anthropology, politics, economics of virtual communities and cyber worlds investigated using web and physical questionnaires, on-line real-time and face-to-face interviews. Network theory results on the lumpiness of real human nets applied to predict cyber community growth patterns.
Asked by a history of Japan professor to find 4 prefigurings of Meiji Japan in Tokugawa Japan I presented him, a week later, 22, 566 prefigurings on 60 pages. Just applied industrial productivity methods to normal academic work. He did not appreciate this effort! However, I appreciated it and noticed how industrial knowledge management methods immensely accelerated usual academic research and made it more comprehensive.
Activities and Societies: 1) filling in my vast ignorance of the world 2) participated in founding seminars of the Santa Fe Institute 3) participated in founding seminars of Michigan's work coordination research centers 4) did spot consults--object oriented programming (Brunswick), fractal interface designs (General Dynamics), automatic text authorship recognition (Langley), systems blending as preventative for Japan threats (Walmart and P&G merging systems).
University of Michigan
Masters, Asian Studies: Chinese/Japanese Business, 1983 ? 1986
Took a John Holland genetic algorithm course and found it full of sycophancy, learned lots about male hormones and their ability to suppress brain subsystems. Found that the Santa Fe Institute was being created and went there, participating in nearly all the early symposia, learning complexity theory a decade before magazines made it topical. Found in theories of history writing how contemporary frameworks greatly distort and limit amounts of historic contents available in history writings. We see the past through current concerns, concepts, biases. We project a story of what "went on then and there" rather than "perceiving" what went on then and there.
Activities and Societies: I taught U of Michigan artificial intelligence course contents to the worst community college students in Michigan, by teaching them Lotus 1-2-3 calculations, how to automate each calculation using macros, how to generalize macros using AI rulesets in macro language form. Result: my worst students matched U of MIchigan grad students using U of Michigan 1st grad course in AI exams. My students were too stupid to know they were not supposed to be able to learn "advanced things" like AI.
University of Michigan
Doctoral PhD, Higher Ed: total quality re-engineering of research processes, 1983 ? 1986
My homework for the two masters degrees and this PhD was published as Global Quality, by McGraw Hill, eventually paying me back my tuition for U of Michigan. I like the idea of selling homework in general.
Activities and Societies: Joined EDS and made first sale by non-chairman (by someone other than Ross Perot) to General Motors of advanced software systems--using AI Workshop Fairs I invented and gave over to GM management (to ruin shortly thereafter) as I replaced them, cleverly, with a different format of the same thing.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelors of Science, Nuclear Physics and English Literature, 1967 ? 1972
Al Baisley, in the upper bunk bed of my dorm persuaded me not to fear Vietnam's banana attacks on global US interests, and that LISP was better than Cobol and PL1. Played in Project MAC's PDP filled basement with Conniver, Sail, and Lisp. Traveled to Stanford twice each year to buy books from their bookstore. Spent 2 years in physics, 2 years at Wellesley, and 1 year in English composition back at MIT--but learned artificial intelligence programming every week for 5 years.
Activities and Societies: Joined non-profit ecumenical religious order re-engineering the world's poorest 104 urban neighborhoods and rural villages using Royal Bank of Canada micro-banking experiments (pre-dating Yunnus by 12 years)--junior year while completing my studies. Did zazen meditation 2 hours per morning my last two years. Did two years of cross-registration coursework at Wellesley to undo excess male-ness in MIT's culture. Studied poetry under Robert Pinsky, W.H. Auden, and writing under Lilian Helman.
cross registered, Philosophy, Education, Literature, Writing, Poetry, Psych, 1968 ? 1971
I went to Wellesley to counter MIT's somewhat juvenile overly male culture and to investigate the sexual possibilities of a campus with many women and few men. I was not disappointed. I lived within a female culture quite different than MIT's getting insight into strengths of MIT's culture and into correctives for its weaknesses.
Elizabeth Prettyman for Shakespeare, Robert Pinsky for poetry, W. H. Auden for poetry (visiting from Harvard), Lilian Helman for novel writing--these figures opened me to all of my own civilization and its traditions and literatures. I was in awe of them and of my own history as a result for decades.
Activities and Societies: Performed in 12 of Shakespeare's plays held at campus venues. Led study circle of female students interested in zazen and applying zazen to sexual practices. Wrote/published book on this famous for its manga figures of impossible sexual positions. Became the first Wellesley student accepted for practice teaching at Weston Public Schools because Bruce MacDonald said "your spoken English is so beautiful". I developed metaphoric thought assessments based on Chinese and Turkish metaphors.