As our growth addicted system struggles to decouple extraction and exclusion fast enough, volatility across all stakeholders is increasing. We believe all functions and all boards would benefit if they increased the amount of people who have:

  • Non-linear experiences; have worked to decouple extraction and exclusion from growth in multiple systems not just the system of employer or client for example the Business system but as many of the other systems as possible. Investment, Government, Civil Society, Think Tank or Academia.

  • An understanding of the pros and cons of our Growth addicted system versus a Growth Agnostic system.

This is in addition to the more traditional diversity focus around gender, ethnicity, functions, sectors and cultures.

We believe Non-Linear competency is even more important in periods of destructive degrowth growth (stagflation)

We see a direct correlation between the linearity of leadership teams and their advisory boards and their inability to see complexity from a systems perspective.

The more linear their careers the more they see decoupling extraction and exclusion as an innovation or market making play.


Help identify where in the organisation you can develop non-linear talent and where you might recruit it.

  • Across all Stakeholders

  • Across all functions

1:1 career strategy coaching based on our 6 career strategies to optimize impact and income within a growth system struggling to decouple quick enough.

Help reimagine talent development and role profiles through a non-linear lens.

Explore different ways to share talent across systems.