Third Generation Gravesians

The Wisdom of Prof. Clare W. Graves (1914-1986), Applied


Two New Books – Released September, 2015

Available in Paperback Now (Kindle version avail, Nov. 2015) at


Vol. 1) Innovative Development:  Emerging Worldviews and Systems Change

Vol. 2) Developmental Innovation: Emerging Worldviews and Individual Change


Editor/Author:  Tom Christensen

Collective intelligence is a natural evolutionary capacity.  It is the newest, and likely most needed, of all human cognitive capacities. How do we emerge collective intelligence? There are many ways, such as Theory U, Teal Organizations, Integral Practice, Spiral Dynamics, and similar leading edge perspectives on life in these times. They all take human beings through the same existential trajectory, the path of human emergence.  Professor Clare W. Graves researched and articulated this path. In reading these stories you will learn the Gravesian perspective. Learning Graves you will have a much deeper, refined, and personal presence in the collective intelligence experiments you are engaged in. If, along the way, you learn something useful in the linear world, that has been intentional too. The stories below are all grounded in the linear world while the authors are attending also to the emerging collective intelligence. For areas where these experiments were conducted see the short list below, and more at . Thank you for reading and recommending the books below.

  Vol. 1) Innovative Development:  Emerging Worldviews and Systems Change

    Sample topics:

  1. How to coordinate economic development activities in rural Afghanistan, while reducing conflict.
  2. How to enroll the citizens of Iceland in rewriting their constitution?
  3. How to redesign long term care for the disabled.
  4. How to plan and execute the siting, construction, and operations of auto parts factories in 6 different countries.
  5. How to understand money, capitalism and the market place.
  6. How to update the Agile technology for more real time adaptation and efficiencies.
  7. How to empower a community of females in the most poverty stricken country of the world, Malawi.
  8. What capacities to develop in the Middle East to help this area evolve?
  9. And 12 more chapters.

  Vol. 2) Developmental Innovation: Emerging Worldviews and Individual Change

    Sample topics.

  1. Why did the Comte fall asleep in Vianne’s window?
  2. What does a personal life story look like through the Gravesian worldview?
  3. How does one incorporate the Gravesian Levels of Human Emergence successfully in therapy?
  4. What are the newest, leading edge cognitive capacities for humans at this time?
  5. How can you upgrade satisfaction in the romantic and sexual domains?
  6. What is happening on the leading edge of professional facilitation? 
  7. And 10 more chapters.

Who would benefit from these books?

    Vol 1) Innovative Development:

  • Civil, business, and NGO leaders.
  • Educators, elementary to university.
  • Economists and financial advisors.
  • Policy makers serving the disenfranchised.
  • Those curious about large system change.

Vol 2) Developmental Innovation:

  • Romantics and thinkers.
  • Therapists, counselors, coaches and educators.
  • Intimacy enthusiasts.
  • Lifelong learners.
  • Self-study adherents.

Thanks for participating.  Looking forward to what we all are making happen…it’s us or it doesn’t happen.

Tom C., Editor and Writer


Copyright Tom Christensen 2015