In my opinion Tom Paterson is the greatest business visionary of the 20th century you've never heard of
and you should hear of him
Although not widely known, his vision, strategy, and processes have influenced many of the things that impact your daily life.
The patent on the ATM machine? CHECK
The patent on the screw on top on every milk carton we touch? CHECK
The strategic process to determine if the first Lunar Lander would be human controlled or computer controlled? CHECK
The strategic process to guide the Chinese Government when they were considering opening up
their economy to the free market? CHECK
got your attention?
This man has changed the face of life as we know it. His strategic process has no parallel for effectively gaining clarity.
And remember that Clarity Changes Everything!
Tom is a visionary genius, skilled behaviorist, and master facilitator. He radically altered the landscape of strategic planning in the 1970's with his strategic process. His method of of creating a strategic operating plan for an organization threw out the costly and cumbersome traditional method of external consultants and significant cost. In its place a skilled facilitator guides the core executive team to write their own plan, based on the knowledge and wisdom of the team. As a result the core executive team OWNS the plan - after all, they wrote it!
Tom highly valued the behavioral component of the organization, and highly valued the contributions of each member of the team. His mantra - "manage the whole" means the whole of the organization, including the team members.
Tom's LifePlan™ process changed the trajectory of my life in a significant way. I became certified in his process because of the impact it had on me. In my opinion the LifePlan™ process can do the same for yours.