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December 15, 2017

Six Games to Glory

This document will focus specifically on the "hearts and minds" aspect of high performance for an athletic team. This body of knowledge will complement both physical training and fitness and the technique and tactics functions in team preparation and...

December 15, 2017

The “MeshWorks-Type Foundation”:

A New Approach to Philanthropy exist for different reasons, and serve multiple for people who create them, the folks who manage them, and the populations and causes they were designed to serve. Historically, foundations can be grouped in...

August 9, 2017

How Value Systems Shape Organizational Productivity,
National Prosperity and Global Transformation

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D.

The focus on the role of productivity in enhancing competitiveness, while generating wealth and cultural well-being, has shifted over time from the...

August 9, 2017

The Cultural Dynamics that Spark Violence,
Spread Prosperity, and Shape

Debates over globalization are but the surface-level collisions of the deeper tectonic plate-like cultural fault lines that remain hidden from view. The failure to both understand and deal with thes...

August 9, 2017

And the Winner is? 

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D. 

Now that we have finally flushed the word "chad" from our power talk and political cartoons, lo and behold "bipartisan" enters the fray. One gets the distinct feeling politicians put tongues firmly in cheeks whenever they utte...

August 9, 2017

An Epoch Tale of Tragedy and Triumph

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D.

With tongue in cheek...

Let's play the "what if" game. What if the events fictionalized in the earth-blasting movie Independence Day of several summers ago actually happened? If that movie was too far a reach fo...

August 9, 2017

A Values System Perspective on
Constructive Dialogue and Cooperative Action

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D.

In the Beginning. . .

Still fresh in my mind is a story from my youth, one often told by both teachers and clerics to dramatize the importance of people in whatever kind of...

August 9, 2017

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Don Edward Beck, Ph. D.

One of the first motion pictures to portray aliens from space as advanced saviors rather than menacing monsters, The Day the Earth Stood Still, hit the theatres in l951. This classic “atomic movie” of the post World W...

April 24, 2017

Cometh the hour …

Arguably the biggest news of the decade for friends of the Spiral: I am confident of introducing a new psychology division into the American Psychological Association.

Large-Scale Psychology is what I call it—a concept whose time has more than arrived....

July 18, 2009

Healing Our National Schizophrenia

Our nation is deeply divided in our cultural core and these fault lines are cracking our country apart. Note the spiraling conspiracies, the hardening boundaries; the escalating hostility. Chadgate will be with us for a long time. Even...

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