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Charles Hampden-Turner Archive 

This section is dedicated to the work of Professor Charles Hampden-Turner. You can find several reflections produced by the professor


Professor Charles Hampden-Turner graduated in history from Cambridge University and received an MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School. He stayed in the US for 21 years teaching at Harvard, Berkeley, Brandeis, the University of Toronto and engaging in the War on Poverty. He became Royal Dutch Shell Senior Research Fellow at the London Business School in 1983 and worked at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University for 18 years. He is the co-author of Riding the Waves of Culture, now in its 4th edition with 19 translations and sales of half a million. He is the author of 21 books, including Maps of the Mind a Book of the Month Club Selection. He has received fellowships from Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Shell, Ford and the Lilly Endowment and was a recipient of the Douglas McGregor Memorial Award. He was Cambridge University and Hutchinson Visiting Scholar to China in 2003, funded by Li Ka Shing Foundation. He is widely acknowledged as the earliest author of “dilemma (or paradox) theory”, first explored in Maps of the Mind (1981).

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