A New Look for Brain Technologies
at Home. And Reports on Numerous Innovative Activities by Our Talented “FOBTCs” (Friends of BTC)

If you came into this website through the back door, you may not have noticed this change right off, if at all. But the navbar on this page isn’t where it used to be.

As you no doubt know, the navbar is a generalized list of contents on a website. On this particular page, it used to be a centered, single line of type immediately under the LEAP!psych logo. Now it is a vertical column at the upper right corner of the page.

Then again, if you came through the front door of our website, this explanation probably isn’t necessary. You already knew that this and other major changes have been made to our BTC site. In the industry vernacular, we have a newly designed home page.

HOW OUR HOME PAGE LOOKED IN 2006!

HOW OUR HOME PAGE LOOKED IN 2006!

We aren’t totally sure how many home pages we’ve had through the years. But we can see 12 of them on the “Wayback Machine,” including the one at left for 2006. Between January 31, 1998, and August 16, 2013, this amazing internet site recorded snapshots of 393 billion web pages. Two hundred seventy-two of those pages came from BTC’s site.

But WhoIs, the domain-ownership-tracking site, tell us that we registered our domain name back on August 15, 1996. That leaves roughly the first year and half of our site’s existence undocumented by the “Wayback Machine.” In those days, LEAP!psych’s editor designed his own home pages, one of which (dating from 1998) is visible at left below. Judged by the limited visual appeal of that fledging effort, if there were even earlier versions, it is probably salutary that the “Wayback Machine” didn’t start up until early 1998.

If you want to see what the latest home page looks like, just go to the navbar and click on “Home,” of course. (Just don’t forget to click on “Blog” to return.) In the e-mailed praise of one considerate viewer, what you’ll see there is our new “clean, simple, vibrant look.”

OUR WEBSITE WHILE WE (TEMPORARiLY) OPERATED UNDER A DIFFERENT COMPANY NAME

OUR WEBSITE WHILE WE (TEMPORARiLY) OPERATED UNDER A DIFFERENT COMPANY NAME

My exact request to our talented, long-suffering professional website designer was for “something deliberate and easy to navigate.” I wanted this for a couple of reasons:

One, in my opinion, many web page creators these days design like they had just swallowed a roll paper full of Molly. Their designs are often functionally incoherent and informatively next to worthless for people with a lot to take care of before the sun goes down.

And two, as the world has become more complicated, I keep noticing that a winning formula for traversing chaos is looking for new simplicity on the other side of old complexities. I hope you agree that our new website home page does that.

As for the inside pages, here are the ones I would label “best of show” on our current website (not, of course, an unbiased assessment, since I wrote the copy for all of them):

* A to Z about The BrainMap®. This page is a carryover from the days (not so very long ago) when it was deemed productive to hold forth longer than Bubba Clinton on the merits of your product. We’ve kept the page up because we think it communicates on this product exceedingly well.

* “Cliff Notes”-like overview of Clare Graves’ theory. We recently issued an eBook version of our work, The Mother of All Minds. This page encapulates the 300-page book using Q&As, which in themselves (or so your humble scribe asserts) make Dr. Graves’ “theory of everything” just about as comprehensible as Bill Nye the Science Guy could do it.

ANCIENT HISTORY: FROM 1998, POSSIBLY BTC'S FIRST HOME PAGE

ANCIENT HISTORY: FROM 1998, POSSIBLY BTC'S FIRST HOME PAGE

* The best “Whack-a-Mole”-styled promotional page on the Internet. What’s being promoted here is our latest book, LEAP! How to Think Like a Dolphin & Do the Next Right, Smart Thing Come Hell or High Water. We wanted a promo page that left no good reason for reading the book left unaddressed. One supportive reader has said of this page and the links it offers, “You just keep on coming!” (That, of course, is exactly the effect we were after.)

* The subject of this page is as serious as a heart attack. In fact, that’s the stance taken in the very first sentence describing our prized assessment tool, The mCircle Instrument®. Nearly everything we humans do involves “the game.” We all always need to be “the best we can be” at playing it. This page and this tool have but one goal: to help you make the team and achieve the best outcomes possible.

* Clueing you in with economy and precision. Years ago, I wrote down the words “You, clued in” as a possible promotional tagline for BTC. For some reason, we didn’t use it at the time. But as you can see, we’ve now added it to our logo—as a tagline! And in creating our new home page, we’ve sought to incorporate the essence of its meaning. Hope you like it all.

And now for the latest achievements of our FOBTCs!
 

Taking the lead for BTC in Deutschland

KLAUS REGNAULT

KLAUS REGNAULT

Klaus Regnault is our newest BTC Associate Plus colleague. He operates Complex Coaching and Consulting of Kaarst, Germany, partnering with Josef Brauner, former CEO of Sony Germany and T-Com. Klaus’ area of expertise is performance coaching in sports, business and the performing arts (opera singers, for example). In the past two decades, more than 200 amateurs and professionals have benefited from his intensive coaching methods and programs. “In the past year, I have traveled more than 250,000 kilometers,” he tells us. I want to reduce this significantly by focusing more on Germany.” And the good news for BTC is that he wants to use our tools and models to do so. In the quarter century since the dolphin strategy was launched, the countries outside our own that have been most important to the growth of our dolphin-thinking philosophy have been Germany and the France-Quebec combo. We are thrilled at Klaus’ interest and investment in the “DelphinStrategien®” legacy. We expect to be able to announce additional collaborations between Complex Coaching and Consulting and BTC shortly. Meanwhile, you can reach Klaus here: KR@2Cfor2C.com.
 

May the road rise to meet you, Sean Brophy!

DR. SEAN BROPHY (AT LEFT) AND SIBLINGS EARLY ON

DR. SEAN BROPHY (AT LEFT) AND SIBLINGS EARLY ON

Our favorite Irish poet now has a website where any or all of his nine volumes of poetry can be ordered. Dr. Brophy started writing poetry in the late 1980s in response to a grievous national tragedy and hasn’t stopped. The latest title from his Rainsford Press is Turning Points: Poems of a Life, which offers a retrospective view of the seven decades of his life in Dublin. His Girl Through My Window is a collection of poems arranged in more than 250 Haikus or verses based on the universal theme of love. He says his Rosie Reilly and Other Poems “is a book that anybody could write, and therein may lie its appeal to a wide audience.” Prices of his works range from €14.50 to €19.50. Go here to order. (Of course, another poetic response from Sean that we love is when he’s tuning up the hearts and minds of Irish executives and managers using our BTC “talk to the mind” models and tools, which he’s done now for nearly 20 years!)
 

Firing on all neurons at Bangkok’s Assumption University

DEVELOPING NEW THINKING SKILLS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

DEVELOPING NEW THINKING SKILLS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Dean Kitti Photikitti and Associate Dean Kitikorn Dowpiset at Assumption University’s business school continue to expand use of our BTC brain change tools and technologies. In December, the University Council signaled its approval of their efforts by approving a new MBA curriculum. Also Dr. Marissa Fernando, another authorized BTC associate, has become a full-time AU faculty member. She has been named Associate Director of Organizational Development and Head of Research and Publication for the business school. The AU business school staff has also been recruiting for the school’s mini OD certificate for business program, which also uses the BTC models and materials. All this while the AU administrators, faculty and students are keeping a hopeful eye on Thailand’s volatile political scene.
 

Five star endorsement for LEAP! from Glasgow!

Lesley Keen, creative director at Ultra Pictura NV, a Scottish media developer for the digital market, has been an admirer of all things dolphin since the U.K. version of Strategy of the Dolphin was published in the early 1990s. So it was no surprise that she leaped to acquire and read a copy of our latest dolphin-philosophy-based work. In her usual pro-active way, she promptly reviewed LEAP! on Amazon.com, using her nom de plume, Lucy Brightstone. Part of her review: “In human society Dolphins frequently don’t always recognise themselves. There are no schools to easily locate and join. LEAP! fills that void. . . . If you are already a practising Dolphin, reading LEAP! is like coming home, a timely tune up. Otherwise you can dive right in. If you find yourself getting into the flow, take a look in the mirror. You might just see a Dolphin smiling back at you.” (Thanks so much for the good words, Lesley!)
 

A busy slate of European activities for one Dolpinthinker

CARLOS SALUM, PERFORMANCE EXPERT

CARLOS SALUM, PERFORMANCE EXPERT

That would be our friend and valued colleague in Charlotte, NC (when he’s not somewhere else, which is often), Carlos Salum. In his year-end newsletter, Vortex, Carlos reviewed his plans for The Continent for 2014. They include workshops with Walter Kohl (Founder, Zentrum fur eigene Lebensgestaltung, Germany, and son of the former German chancellor), innovation workshops with Louis Foreman. CEO, Enventys, USA, career strategy workshops with Klaus Regnault, BTC’s newest authorized Associate Plus affiliate (see earlier item) and various activities involving Salum’s Sircle Executive Club’s International Community. Carlos has also found time recently to praise LEAP! on Amazon.com. Among his comments: “I got in touch with [Dudley’s] worldview after accidentally picking up a copy of Strategy of the Dolphin in London twenty five years ago. It changed my perspective about my potential as a human being, as an entrepreneur and as a leader. I made a point to meet Dudley one day and learn from him. After attending one of his courses in Texas ten years ago, I’m honored to call him one of my most important mentors. His contributions as decoder of Dr. [Clare] Graves’ work and his development of future-based, cutting edge books and strategic tools are enormous and have become a very important part of my work.” (Thanks a million, Carlos!)
 
Pekun Tomori Now Working Full-time to Develop Nigeria’s Business Leaders

PEKUN TOMORI, TRAINING NIGERIA'S LEADERS

PEKUN TOMORI, TRAINING NIGERIA'S LEADERS

Strategy of the Dolphin has received numerous accolades over the years, but none quite as startling, in our opinion, as Pekun Tomori’s: “I bought many copies of your book for my best friends and my best enemies.” At the time, Pekun was working for Shell Oil in Dakar, Senegal. Since spotting that endorsement (on Amazon.com), I’ve kept up with Pekun. He began his petroleum industry career with National Oil and Chemical Marketing PLC, followed by stints with Shell in Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal and Nigeria (twice). Now he tells us, “I left Shell after working for over 33 years in East and West Africa. Decided to focus my energy at improving the leadership skills of my clients in Nigeria.” He’s started his own consulting company, PvanT Learning, in Lagos and is also teaching at a local business school. You can reach him here: pekuntomori@yahoo.com
 
Well, who else would be steering the Rethinking Re-Hab Express. . .

KATHERINE CAROL AND MIKELLE LEARNED

KATHERINE CAROL AND MIKELLE LEARNED

but that dynamic duo in the Rockies, Katherine Carol and Mikelle Learned. Katherine has been a significant ally of the dolphin-thinking strategy from very early. We saw her often in our Colorado days. That was when we first met her and her adopted daughter, Mikelle, orphaned in Korea at age three months. Mikelle was to be diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy and can’t speak or walk without technology. But both mother and daughter are dolphin-hearted and iron-willed. Today, Mikelle speaks across the country, owns her own condo and a small business. Katherine has been appointed chairman of the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Katherine emailed us: “Mikelle and I focused on being the change we want to see in the world by creating 21st Century Rehabilitation Solutions. Our theme is Re-thinking Rehab. It is starting to catch on, but as I participate in all these committees and councils, it is clear the 1980’s are alive.” You can read about some of their many activities here.
 

Helping to document the Boston Marathon tragedy

COURTESY OF ORGANICRUNNERMOM.COM

COURTESY OF ORGANICRUNNERMOM.COM

Keith Bowman is not as yet “an authorized associate” of Brain Technologies although we keep hoping that once he finishes up his doctoral work at Boston’s Northeastern University, he’ll make that leap. If he does, he’ll need no apprenticeship in our materials and methods because he’s already worked his way through all our tools and read all our books. And he just keeps begging for more. The great common interest we have with Keith is the work of the late Clare Graves, the interdisciplinary-minded mid-20th Century psychologist. Bowman actually works for Verizon Communications in Boston. But he puts in a lot of spare moments working on his doctorate. At the moment, he reports that he’s helping other post-grads at NU build a digital and oral history archive on the Boston Marathon tragedy. He’s reachable here: bowman.k@husky.neu.edu

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