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September 24, 2020

With the deepest sadness and on behalf of the Kaufman Center, his family and his beloved wife Jan, I have to communicate that Roger Kaufman passed away last night, during a surgical procedure.

Roger was a pioneer in the field of performance improvement, an original thin...

September 17, 2020

 ISPI  EMEA (shorthand for Europe Middle East and Africa ) goes full online for the first time. This unique experience of working collaboratively in small groups on specific projects for a host organization is a great opportunity for reaching out and expanding ideas an...

Survival. Self-Sufficiency. Quality of Life.  Those are the basics of Mega Planning (Kaufman, (2006; 2011) and “World” (Addison, Haig, and Kearny (2009).

Some have pushed back on asking any organization, public or private, to note or even focus on such “lofty” and “esot...

The Mega Region Sonora-Arizona is responding to the challenges of the post-COVID realities, anticipating and preparing to turn threats into opportunities for survival and growth:

IN April 21st, April 28 and May 5, 2020, PI SONORA ARIZONA and the PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT...


Identifying vital signs—what makes a city survive and thrive—to measure and report is fundamental to useful community planned change.  They will provide the decision-making criteria and transparency for city planning, development, implementation, evaluation, co...

Thinking outside the box requires starting from outside the organization: looking at societal value added. Roger Kaufman provides a useful model for leadership in the 21st century.

The world is confronting a global crisis unfolding as we speak.

Human and Economic functions are put to test and the real challenge is to understand that they are not a “zero-sum game”.

There can’t be health or human support without products, services and jobs. Dead or s...

Nobel Laureate and expert in economic crisis and recessions Kenneth Rogoff is inviting us to think about the challenges but also opportunities during the current global pandemic that might last from 6 to 18 months ahead.

Here are some key ideas

1. Avoid Panic Rush: Runni...

"So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of franknes...

Heterogeneity in cities like Barcelona requires replacing a uniformizing approach with another one that takes into account, when it comes to generating economic development, both the needs and the opportunities found in each of the districts and neighbourhoods of which...

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