Beyond where they may have been cited directly, the following have been a great source of inspiration to us.

In some cases this has been directly related to a particular theory or idea of theirs, in others it has been far more general.

In no particular order:

  • John Vervaeke. In particular, his analysis and work on problem formulation, relevance realisation and the ‘transjective’.
  • Dr Iain McGilchrist. In particular, his book, The Master and His Emissary, and what it has to teach us about how we view relationships and relata.
  • Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett. In particular, her research and publications on emotion and its variance within and across individuals.
  • Robert M. Pirsig. In particular, his book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, for—among other things—how to build on a foundation of quality.
  • NASA’s approach to building mission-critical software. In particular, their focus on reliability, illustrated in They Write the Right Stuff (as relevant now as it was 25 years ago, when it was first published).