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Resource Library
Including Books, Theories, and Ideas
(This list appears in the back of the first edition of Spiral Dynamics, Blackwell, 1996.)

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These authors, theories, models and concepts have special relevance to different vMEMES, the process whereby vMEMEs are awakened, and how different vMEME’s spheres can best be led, managed, educated, and accommodated. While a few will be familiar classics, we have tried to introduce some newer works that are not part of the stock bibliographies of "business books." You will find them sorted into appropriate Wizard’s Library stacks, though you may wish to do some rearranging and will, no doubt, have your own models, mentors, and gurus to add to this tool kit.

Some vMEME-Specific Tools —

The BEIGE vMEME - survival senses and deep brain systems

Jean Auel’s anthropological fiction — Clan of the Cave Bear, etc.
The literature of development and early childhood such as the work of Jean Piaget
Medical models for helping Alzheimers’ patients, schizophrenia, autism

The PURPLE vMEME - animistic beliefs, tribal orders, harmony, and superstitions

Aveni, Anthony, Conversing with the Planets: How Science and Myth Invented the Cosmos, Times Books, London, l992.

Calvin, William H., How the Shaman Stole the Moon: In Search of Ancient Prophet-scientists from Stonehenge to the Grand Canyon, Bantum, New York, l991.

Campbell, Joseph, Masks of God and other works on mythology and religion

Fraser, Sir James G., The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion, 1890.

Moore, Robert and Douglas Gillette, The Magician Within: Accessing the Shaman in the Male Psyche, Avon Books, New York, l993.

Morris, Desmond and Peter Marsh, Tribes, Gibbs-Smith Books, Salt Lake City, l988.

Narratives and personal explorations with native peoples’ healers and spiritual guides

Wesselman, Hank, Spiritwalker: Messages from the Future, New York, Bantam Books, 1995.

The RED vMEME - egocentric personalities, empire structures, power-centered

Leadership Approaches–

Behavorism - Positive Reinforcement and Control
Tough Love
Positive Discipline
Colonial Management
Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun
"Street smart" behaviors
Carry the biggest stick
Old-time La Cosa Nostra

Moore, Robert and Douglas Gillette, King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine, Harper, San Francisco, l991.

Moore & Gillettte, The King Within, Willard Morrow New York, l992

Shay, Jonathan, Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma nd the Undoing of Character, Atheneum, New York, l994.

The literature of "at-risk" youth intervention

Applications of Lawrence Kohlberg’s "Levels of Moral Reasoning" framework, especially in the prison setting

The BLUE vMEME - moral compasses and authoritarian structures

Bellah, Robert Wn., et al. The Good Society, Alfred A. Knoph, New York, l991.

Bennet, William, The Book of Virtues,

Johnson, Mark, Moral Imagination, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, l993.

Murchison, William, Reclaiming Morality in America, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, l994.

Wilson, James Q., The Moral Sense, The Free Press, New York, l993

Wrong, Dennis H., The Problem of Order: What Unites and Divides Society, The Free Press, New York, l994.

The ORANGE vMEME - enterprise structures, success-driven leadership

Andreas, Steve and Charles Faulkner (Eds.), NLP: The New Technology of Achievement, William Morrow, New York, l994.

D’Aveni, Richard A., Managing the Dynamics of Strategic Maneuvering, The Free Press, New York, l994.

de Geus, Arie, Peter Schwartz, and Piere Vack approach: "Scenarios."

Florman, Samuel C., Blaming Technology: The Irrational Search for Scapegoats, St. Martin’s Press, New York, l981.

Kotkin, Joel, Tribes: How Race, Religion and Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy, Random House, New York, l993.

Maccoby, Michael, The Gamesman: The New Corporate Leaders, Simon & Schuster, l976.

Seligman, Martin E. P., Learned Optimism, Alfred A. Knoph, New York, l991.

The GREEN vMEME- community structures, consensus-driven leadership

Autry, James A., Love & Profit, William Morrow, New York, 1991.

Baldwin, Christina, Calling the Circle, Swan-Raven & Co., Newberg (OR), 1994.

Berger, Peter L., The Capitalist Revolution, Basic Books, New York, l986.

Berman, Morris, The Reenchantment of the World, Bantam, New YOrk, l984.

Bernstein, Richard, Dictatorship of Virtue: Multiculralism and the Battle for America’s Future, Alfred Knoph, New York, l994.

Bruckner, Pascal, The Tears of the White Man: Compassion as Contempt, The Free Press, New York, l983.

Capra, Fritjof and Charlene Spretnak, Green Politics: The Global Promise, W. P. Dutton, Inc., New York, l984

D. Quinn Mills’ "Cluster Organizations"

Etzioni, Amitai, The Spirit of Community: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Communitarian Agenda, Crown Publishers, New York, l993.

Farrell, Larry C., Searching for the Spirit of Enterprise, Dutton, New York, l993

Freeman, R. Edward and Daniel R. Gilbert, Jr., Corporate Strategy and The Search for Ethics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, l988.

Henry, William A., III, In Defense of Elitism, Doubleday, New York, l994.

Nair, Keshavan, A Higher Standard of Leadership, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1994.

Magnet, Myron, The Dream and the Nighmare: The Sixties’ Legacy to the Underclass, William Morrow and Company, New York, l993.

O’Toole, James, The Executive’s Compass, Oxford University Press, New York, l993.

Ozaki, Robert, Human Capitalism, Kodansha International, Tokyo, l991.

Paepke, C. Owen, The Evolution of Progress: The End of Economic Growth and the Beginning of Human Transformations, Random House, l993.

Peck, M. Scott, A World Waiting to be Born: Civility Rediscovered, Bantam, l993

Postman, Neil, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Alfred Knopf, New York, l992.

Redfield, James, The Celestine Prophecy, Time Warner, New York, l993.

Roger T. Harrison’s concept of "Attunement"

The YELLOW vMEME - integrated structures, systems-systemic leadership

Erikson, Kai, A New Species of Trouble: Explorations in Disaster, Trauma, and Community, Norton, New York, 1991.

Fuller, R. Buckminster, Critical Path, St. Martin’s Press, 1981.

Goldsmith, Edward, The Way: An Ecological World-view, Shambala, Boston, 1992.

Penrose, Roger, The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989.

Pinchot, Gifford & Elizabeth, The End of Bureaucracy & the Rise of the Intelligent Organization, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, l993.

von Bertalanffy, Ludwig, Perspectives on General System Theory, George Braziller, New York, 1975.

Wired Magazine and the journals of the "Information Age"

The TURQUOISE vMEME - ecological thinking and holistic structures

Barrow, John D., Theories of Everything: The Quest for Ultimate Explanations, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991.

Boulding, Kenneth, The World as a Total System, Sage Publications, London, l985.

Crick, Francis, The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul, Charles Scribners, New York, 1994.

Hall, Stephen S., Mapping the Next Millennium, Vintage Books, New York, l993.

Harman, W. with J. Clark (eds.), New Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Sausalito, CA, 1994.

Kelly, Kevin, Out of Control: The rise of Neobiological Civilizations, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass, l995.

Quinn, Daniel, Ishmael, Bantam/Turner, New York, 1992.

Sheldrake, Rupert, The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the Habits of Nature, Times Books, New York, 1988.

_____, The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God, Bantam Books, New York, 1991.

Stock, Gregory, Metaman: The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global Superorganism, Simon & Schuster, New York, l993.

Talbot, Michael, The Holographic Universe, HarperCollins, New York, l991.

On LIFE CONDITIONS — Times, Place, Problems, and Circumstances

Colinvaux, Paul, The Fates of Nations: A Biological Theory of History, Simon and Schuster, New York, l980

Crawford, Michael & David Marsh, The Driving Force: Food, Evolution and the Future, Heinemann, London, 1989.

Edgerton, Robert B., Sick Societies: Challenging the Myth of Primitive Harmony, The Free Press, New York, l992.

Gallagher, Winfred, The Power of Place: How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts Emotions, and Actions, Poseidon Press, New York, l993.

Harrison, Lawrence E., Who Prospers: How Cultural Values Shape Economic and Political Success, Basic Books, New York, l992.

Hobhose, Henry, Forces of Change: An Unorthodox View of History, Little Brown and Company, New York, l989.

Jacoabs, Jane, Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics, Random House, New York, l992.

Nikiforuk, Andrew, The Fourth Horseman: a Short History of Epidemics, Plagues and Other Scourges, The Fourth Estate, London, l991

Reader, John, Man on Earth, University of Texas Press, Austin, l988.

Schama, Simon, Landscape and Memory, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1995.

Schreinder, Samuel A., Jr., Cycles, Donald I. Fine, New York, l990.

Thomas, Lewis, The Fragile Species, Charles Schribner’s Sons, New York, l992.

Weatherford, Jack, Savages and Civilization: Who Will Survive, Crown Publishers, New York, l994.

On How the Mind Makes a vMEME

Bloom, Howard, The Lucifer Principle, The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1995.

Bodmer, Walter, and Robin McKie, The Book of Man: The Quest to Discover our Genetic Heritage, Little Brown & Company, London, l994.

Brodie, Richard, Virus of the Mind, Integral Press, Seattle, 1995.

Claxton, Guy, Noises from the Darkroom: The Science and Mystery of the Mind, Aquarian, London, l994.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium, HarperCollins, New York, 1993.

Dawkins, Richard, The Extended Phenotype, Oxford University Press, Oxford, l982.

_____, The Selfish Gene, New Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, l989.

Dennett, Daniel C., Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, Simon and Shuster, New York, 1995.

Donald, Merlin, Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, l991.

Dozier, Rush W., Jr., Codes of Evolution, Crown Publishers, New York, l992.

Edelman, Gerald M., Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind, Basic Books, New York, l992.

Gazzaniga, Michael S., Nature’s Mind: The Biological Roots of Thinking, Emotions, Sexuality, Language, and Intelligences, Basic Books, New York l992.

Harth, Erich, Dawn of a Millennium: Beyond Evolution and Culture, Penguin, New York, l990.

_____, The Creative Loop: How the Brain Makes a Mind, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts, l993.

Hundert, Edward M., Lessons from an Optical Illusion, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1995.

Kingdon, Jonathan, Self-made Man: Human Evolution from Eden to Extinction, John Wiley & Sons, New York, l993.

McKenna, Terence, and Dennis McKenna, The Invisible Landscape: Mind Hallucinogens and the I Ching, Harper, San Francisco, l975.

Murphy, Michael, The Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature, Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1992.

Pollack, Robert, Signs of Life: The Language and Meanings of DNA, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, l994.

Volk, Tyler, Metapatterns: Across Time Space, and Mind, Columbia University Press, New York, 1995.

Wills, Christopher, Exons, Introns, and Talking Genes, Basic Books, New York, l991

_____, The Runaway Brain: The Evolution of Human Uniqueness, Basic Books, New York, l993.

_____, The Wisdom of the Genes, Oxford University Press, Oxford, l991.

Spiral-based Thinking and Evolutionary Flows

Abraham, Ralph, Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Steams of History, Harper, San Francisoc, l994.

Allman, William F., The Stone Age Present, Simon & Schuster, New York, l994.

Barlow, Connie, (ed.), Evolution Extended: Biological Debates on the Meaning of Life, The MIT Prfess, Cambridge, l994.

Calvin, William H., The River that Flows Uphill: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain, Macmillan, New York, l986.

Carlsen, Mary Baird, Meaning-Making: Therapeutic Processes in Adult Development, W. W. Norton, London, l988.

Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi Luca and Francesco, The Great Human Diasporas: The History of Diversity and Evolution, Addison-Wesley Helix Books, New York, 1995.

Chilton, Stephen, Grounding Political Development, Rienner, Boulder, 1991.

Corning, Peter A., The Synergism Hypothesis, McGraw Hill, New York, 1983.

Diamond, Jared, The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal, Harper Collins, New York l992.

Eisler, Riane, The Chalice & the Blade, Harper & Row, San Francisco, 1987

Eldredge, Niles, Time Frames: The Rethinking of Darwinian Evolution and the Theory of Punctuated Equilibria, Simon and Shuster, New York

Elgin, Duane, Awaking Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness, William Morrow, New York, l993.

Fagan, Brian M., The Journey from Eden: The Peopling of Our World, Thames and Hudson, London, l990.

Fowler, James W., Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning, Harper, San Francisco, l981.

Gardner, Howard, Frames of Mind: Theories of Multiple Intelligences, Basic Books, New York, 1983.

_____, Creating Minds, Basic Books, New York, 1993.

Habermas, Jurgen, The Theory of Communicative Action, Beacon Press, Boston, 1987.

Harman, Willis and John Hormann, Creative Work: The Constructive Role of Business in a Transforming Society, Knowledge Systems, 1990.

Hawkins, Gerald S., Mindsteps to the Cosmos, Harper & Row, New York, 1983.

Hoogvelt, Nkie M., The Sociology of Developing Societies, Macmillan, London, 1982.

Kegan, Robert, The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, l982.

Land, George, and Beth Jarman, Break-Point and Beyond, Harper Business, New York, l992.

Leonard, George B., The Transformation: A Guide to the Inevitable Changes in Humankind, Tarcher, Los Angeles, 1972.

Mayr, Ernst, Toward a New Philosophy of Biology, Harvard, Cambridge, 1988.

Miller, Jamer Grier, Living Systems, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1987.

Munitz, J. K., Theories of the Universe: From Babylonian Myth to Modern Science, Free Press, New York, 1957.

Parsons, Talcott, The Social System, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ltd., London, 1951.

Pearce, Joseph Chilton, Evolution’s End, Harper, San Francisco, l992.

Salk, Jonas, The Survival of the Wisest, Harper & Row, New York, 1973.

Sanderson, Stephen K., Social Evolutionism, Blackwell, Oxford, 1990.

Saszlo, Ervin, Evolution: The Grand Synthesis, Shambhala, Boston & London, 1987.

Schmookler, Andrew Bard, The Parable of the Tribes: The Problem of Power in Social Evolution, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1984.

Sklair, Leslie, Sociology of the Global System, Harvester, New York, 1991.

Skolimowski, Henry, The Participatory Mind, Penguin, New York, 1994.

Swimme, Brian, & Thomas Berry, The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era, Harper, San Francisco, l992.

Taylor, Gordon Rattray, The Evolution Mystery, Secker And Warburg, London, 1983.

Toffler, Alvin, PowerShift, Bantam, New York, 1991.

_____, Future Shock,

_____, The Third Wave

_____, War and Peace in the Global Village

Tyler, Volk, Metapatterns: Across Space, Time and Mind, Columbia University Press, New York, 1995.

Wilber, Ken, The Holographic Paradigm, Shambhala, Boulder & London, 1982.

_____, Up From Eden: A Transpersonal View of Human Evolution, Anchor Press, New York, 1981.

_____, A Brief History of Everything

Wright, Robert, The Moral Animal: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology, Pantheon, New York, 1994.

Resources for the Spiral’s Streams & Templates

Adizes, Ichak, Corporate Lifecycles, Prentice Hall, New York, l988.

Araoz, Daniel L., & William S. Sutton, Reengineering Yourself: A Blueprint for Personal Success in the New Corporate Culture, Bob Adams, Holbrook, Mass., l994.

Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr., The Knowledge Link, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, l991.

Beckhard, Richard, and Wendy Pritchard, Changing the Essence: The Art of Creating and Leading Fundamental Change in Organizations, Jossey-Bass, San Franscio, l992.

Champy, James, Reengineering Management, Harper Business, New York, l994

Cohen, Willian A., and Nurit Cohen, The Paranoid Corporation, American Management Association, New York, l993

Conner, Daryl R., Managing at the Speed of Change, Villard Books, New York, l993.

Covey, Stephen, et al., First Things First, Simon & Schuster, l994

_____, Principled Leadership, Simon & Schuster, ???

_____, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Simon & Schuster, l989

Denton, D. Keith, Horizontal Management: Beyond Total Customer Satisfaction, Lexington Books, New York, l991

Depree, Max, Leadership as an Art, Dell Publishing, New York, l989.

Goodstein, Leonard D., et al., Applied Strategic Planning: A Comprehensive Guide, Mcgraw Hill, New York, l993.

Hammer, Michael & James Champy, Reengineering the Corporation, Harper Business, New York, l993.

Hampden-Turner, Charles, Creating Corporate Culture: From Discord to Harmony, Addison Wessley, Reading, Mass., 1990.

Handy, Charles, The Age of Unreason, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, l989.

Heifetz, Michael L., Leading Change, Overcoming Chaos, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California, l993.

Imparato, Nicholas, and Oren Harari, Jumping the Curve: Innovation and Strategic Choice in the Age of Transition, Josey-Bass, San Francisco, l994.

Jaques, Elliott, and Stephen D. Clement, Executive Leadership: A Practical Guide to Managing Complexity, Blackwell, London, l994.

Karasek, Robert, and Tores Theorell, Healthy Work: Stress, Productivity, and the Reconstructionof Working Life, Basic Books, New York, l990.

Katzenback, Jon R., and Douglas K. Smith, The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High Performance Organization, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, l993.

Lawler III, Edward E., The Ultimate Advantage: Creating the High Involvement Organization, Jossey-Bass, 1992.

Lipnack, Jessica, & Jeffrey Stamps, Age of the Network: Organizing Principles for the 21st Century, Oliver Wright Publications, Essex Junction,VT, l994.

Makridakis, Spyros G., Forecasting, Planning and Strategy for the 21st Century, The Free Press, New York, l990.

Meyer, Christopher, Fast Cycle Time: How to Align Purpose, Stratgegy, and Structure for Speed, The Free Press, New York, l993.

Morris, Langdon, Managing the Evolving Corporation, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1995.

Neuhauser Peg C., , Tribal Warfare in Organizations, Harper Business, New York, l988.

Pascale, Richard Tanner, Managing on the Edge, Touchstone, New York, l990.

Quinn, James Brian, Intelligent Enterprise, The Free Press, New York, l992.

Savage, Charles M., 5th Generation Management: Integrating Enterprises through Human Networking, Digital Press, Boston, l990

Schrage, Michael, Shared Minds: The New Technologies of Collaboration, Random House, New York, l990.

Semler, Ricardo, Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace, Warner Books, New York, l993.

Sproull, Lee, and Sara Kiesler, Connections: New Ways of Working in the Networked Organization, The MIT Press, Cambridge, l991.

Treach, Michael, & Fred Wiersema, Discipline of Market Leaders, ???????

Vaill, Peter B., Managing as a Performing Art, Josey-Bass,San Francisco, l991.

Wheatley, Margaret J., Leadership and the New Science, Barrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, l992.

On Global Forces Impacting Spiral Dynamics. . .

Adler, Mortimer J., Haves Without Have-Nots, MacMillan, New York, 1991.

Bauer, P. T., Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1981.

Black, Jan Knippers, Development in Theory & Practice: Bridging the Gap, Westview, Boulder, 1991.

Cetrob, Marvin, and Owen Davies, Crystal Globe: The Have’s and Have-Nots of the New World Order, New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1991.

De Soto, Hernando, The Other Path: The Invisible Revolution in the Third World, Harper & Row, New York, 1989.

Fukuyama, Francis, The End of History and the Last Man, The Free Press, New York, l992.

Hampden-Turner, Charles, and Alfons Trompenaars, The Seven Cultures of Capitalism, Currency/Doubleday, New York, l993

Inglehart, Ronald, Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1990.

Kennedy, Paul, Preparing for the Twenty-first Century, Random House, New York, l993

_____, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Random House, New York, l986.

Kennon, Patrick E., The Twilight of Democracy, Doubleday, New York, 1995.

Reich, Robert B.. The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for the 21st Century Capitalism, Alfred A. Knopf, l991.

Roxborough, Ian, Theories of Underdevelopment, MacMillan, London, 1981.

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