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Accelerating Innovation With Renaissance-Era
Transformation Methods

  1. Purpose: To rapidly drive enhanced innovative solutions for chronic issues in government, health care, education, non-profit and for-profit industries. Our work with Apple via our alliance partner, Kamran Loghman, helped revolutionize creativity and innovation training for Apple management. This project seeks to extend these insights with research never before considered: How to identify, attract, retain, and develop natural-born innovators by understanding the Medici influence that ended the Dark Ages? 
  2. Benefit to Society: Increased resolution of critical social and organizational problems in institutions, governments, and corporations. 
  3. Methodology: Conducting fresh, in-depth research into sources of major civilization-shifting events uncovers new leadership methods for creating better solutions in organizations and communities. We will focus this project on data acquisition and pattern analysis of Medici structures and processes that drove breakthroughs necessary for the Renaissance to occur. This would be followed by field-testing inside contemporary organizational environments. Successful outcomes would be extended to similar historical civilization events in other regions.
  4. Partner: Selected Italian historians and researchers in Rome, Florence, Venice. Several have already worked with Don Schmincke and inspired this project.

The Impact of Sexual and Genetic Patterns on Organizational Performance

  1. Purpose: To increase corporate performance, as well as address certain social issues, by uniquely understanding the politically-incorrect but scientifically-accurate dimensions of gender-based factors in organizations. 
  2. Benefit to Society: Higher levels of productivity, sales and performance, as well as eliminating real or perceived gender biases, sexual harassment, workplace violence, “glass ceilings” and unconscious prejudices. Addressing long-standing gender issues allows society to capitalize on gender differences for enhancing work life, productivity, sales and leadership effectiveness.
  3. Methodology: Build on scientific discoveries already published at Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, and other universities and applying such finding in organizations with controlled testing and application. Findings will drive improved education/training programs and policy adjustments.
  4. Partner: Dr. Pat Allen, evolutionary psychologist, media personality on gender and sex.



Identifying Top Leaders via Psychiatric Measures for Cognitive Complexity

  1. Purpose: To enhance organizational structuring and leadership selection. 
  2. Benefit to Society: Higher socio-economic impact by having more productive and strategically strong organizations, more effective leaders and satisfied employees. The results would be used to evolve management education worldwide. 
  3. Methodology: Social power occurs through enhanced leadership and organizational effectiveness in government and corporations. Here we explore and define leadership with deeper understanding of the brain structures and genetic pattern that influence great leadership in civilization. Initial research will build on Dr. Elliott Jaques proven discoveries in the brain’s capacity for cognitive complexity with recent genetic insights and mainstream application. Outcomes would be published and offered to organizations worldwide.
  4. Partner: Katherine Cason, wife of the late Dr. Elliott Jaques.


Strategic Learning Transfer In Battlefield Environments

  1. Purpose: To enhance strategic-thinking development in executives.
  2. Benefit to Society: Advanced strategic-thinking capacity for addressing corporate and social challenges. 
  3. Methodology: Researching application of Army War College resources, key Generals, and battlefield historians (Gettysburg, Bull Run, etc.) in actual in-situ environments for executive training. Includes testing historically impactful settings to induce strategic belief-shifts. 
  4. Partner: Staff of the Army Way College and the Lincoln Leadership Institute.

Transfer of Epic Battle Instincts to Managers using Black Hawk Down

  1. Purpose: To develop improved response and adaptation to planning failures in urgent and critical situations.
  2. Benefit to Society: Improve the effectiveness of leaders and teams in dealing with changes and threats in high-impact environments like health care delivery, aviation, military, high technology, power generation, and related industries. Advanced executive strategic-thinking capacity for addressing corporate and social challenges
  3. Methodology: Discover and test training methods from extreme situations like the epic battle experience captured in the book/movie Black Hawk Down. Research and testing of proven leadership insights from the Black Hawk Down situation to government and corporate environments. 
  4. Partner: Matt Eversmann, main character in the Black Hawk Down story and successful leader in the Mogadishu situation.


SMB Growth Via Transforming CEO Beliefs Regarding M&A

  1. Purpose: Accelerate entrepreneurship and corporate growth using innovative processes and capital interventions leveraging M&A opportunities.
  2. Methodology: Target corporate situations selected by regional or national interests to understand and replicate innovative methods to improve economic performance using M&A methods. Particularly of interest is the gap in M&A performance for SMB business, and the high failure rate in industry.
  3. Benefit to Society: Job creation, national and regional competitiveness from advancing commitment to global innovation, entrepreneurship, and business stimulation in cities. Ability to enhance business development in poor or underdeveloped countries.
  4. Partner: Possible arrangements with The Harvard Business School family-business consulting group spin-off, Banyan, as well as Bulkley Capital.

Family Business Rescue Operations  

  1. Purpose: To prevent the collapse and to enhance the performance of Family-Based businesses in the U.S.
  2. Benefit to Society: Sustained job and economic growth.
  3. Methodology: Collaboration and testing of key genetic and behavioral patterns relevant to transforming ego-based, profit-damaging beliefs to socio-economically contributing ones.
  4. Partner: Bulkley Capital.

Board Governance Assessment and Accountabilit

  1. Purpose: To enhance the functioning, accountability and social contribution of Corporate Boards.
  2. Benefit to Society: Higher ethics and performance of Corporate Boards. Possible prevention of future global disasters such as the recent economic collapse.
  3. Methodology: Test the transfer of already successful Institutional Governance assessment methods to Corporate Board application. Platform based on the national framework used at Harvard University.  
  4. Partner: Dr. Cathy Trower, Harvard University


Samurai Training Methods for Sales Development

  1. Purpose: Increase Sales performance in corporations.
  2. Methodology: Utilize Don Schmincke’s initial Oxford-supported research on Samurai training as captured in his book, “The Code of the Executive” and apply such Samurai behavioral training to sales personnel.
  3. Benefit to Society: Corporate growth and job creation from advancing sales training protocols in profit and non-profit sectors
  4. Partner: None. Research framework already in place.


Cancer Research Project for Belief-Driven Healing

  1. Purpose: To test and assess the impact of the Schmincke Belief-Driven corporate methods for use in patient healing situations. Idea was surfaced by CEO of the “Gateway for Cancer Research Foundation” who heard Don Schmincke speak and approached him based on her own cancer-survivor experience.

  2. Benefit to Society: Initially to extend and/or enhance the quality of life of Stage IV cancer patients. Later to expand to other disease treatments. The cancer foundation believes this may offer remarkable possibilities in enhancing treatment protocols beyond cancer.

  3. Methodology: Test medical application of experiential facilitation-models and belief-driven methods developed by SRA for driving dramatic strategic growth in corporations. 

  4. Partner: Gateway for Cancer Research Foundation, who also funded our associate at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Leisha Emens. Dr. Emens offered to help write the clinical study. We are in conversation with other Hopkins scientists.

Anthropological Analysis of Medical Personnel Behavior in Patient Safety 

  1. Purpose: Enhance physician effectiveness and lower health care risk.

  2. Methodology: In-situ observations and ethnographic analysis of medical personnel using already proven corporate anthropological approaches.

  3. Benefit to Society: National impact in improving patient safety, mitigating malpractice risks, and shifting physician behaviors.

  4. Partner: Harvard University/RMF Fund and Dr. Michael Donovan, anthropologist.

Prisoner Rehabilitation from Belief-Driven Methods

  1. Purpose: To reduce victimization and community damage from criminal activity created by repeat offenders.

  2. Benefit to Society: Reduced crime, community abuse and fear, as well as increasing safety, lowering costs of police and reducing insurance company overheads. 

  3. Methodology: Capitalize on the inherent but misapplied entrepreneurial and leadership talents of key offenders by transforming their beliefs about business and economics. The results being productive careers and new business development. This would build on preliminary work by an alliance partner with terrorists in Saudi Arabia. 

  4. Partner: Andromeda Training.