1. Global Organization Design Society, Giving Legs to Strategywebsite
  2. Requisite Organization International Institute, Science Based Management, website
  3. New England Complex Systems Institute, Solving problems of Science and Society, website
  4. Society for Organizational Learning, Dr. Peter Senge, website
  5. ​Center for Ecoliteracy, Systems Thinking, One lesson that nature teaches us is that everything in the world is connected to other things, website
  6. Balaton Group, A Systems Story,website

Systems & Cascade Effect Thinking Publications & Reference Websites

  1. ​​Systems Thinking Paper: "Early Sourcing and Involvement of Steel Companies on the 1989 Cadillac DeVille and Fleetwood Programs", pdf download, presented at the 1989 Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) World Conference by David Patrishkoff
  2. Cascade Effect Thinking Papers: "Pictorial Risk Assessment of Cascade Effects", pdf download, presented at the 2014 American Society for Quality (ASQ) World Conference in Dallas, Texas, May, 2014, presented by David Patrishkoff​
  3. "Identifying Organizational Inefficiencies with Pictorial Process Analysis (PPA)", pdf download, published in the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P), written by David Patrishkoff
  4. ​"Identifying Cascade Effect Risks in Organizations", pdf download, Lead article in the QHSE Focus Magazine - Quality, Lean & Six Sigma edition, Sept, 2013, written by David Patrishkoff
  5. "Creating a High Performance Work Culture", pdf download, Lead article in the Quality & HSE Focus Magazine, Jan, 2014, written by David Patrishkoff
  6. "Mission Impossible Transformations", SlideShare Presentation, June, 2013, written by David Patrishkoff
  7. "Breaking the Barriers to Greatness", SlideShare Presentation, April, 2013, written by David Patrishkoff
  8. ​Upcoming Conference Presentations: The Texas Safety Summit, 19th Annual Workplace Safety & Health Conference, May, 2015: Presentation "Applying Cascade Effect Principles to Mitigate Workplace Safety Risks", by David Patrishkoff
  9. The International Conference on Thinking (ICOT), Bilbao, Spain, June, 2015, Presentation: "Cascade Effect Thinking", by David Patrishkoff
  10. Did The Titanic follow ISO 31000 Risk Management Guidelines?, Jamuary 28, 2015, written by David Patrishkoff, also published at Insurance Thought Leadership.com, Master Controls Newsletters, etc
  11. Could ISO 31000 Risk Management Guidelines have Saved the Titanic?, January 29, 2015, SlideShare Presentation, written by David Patrishkoff
  12. 10 Shortcomings of SWOT Analysis, March, 2015, written by David Patrishkoff, also published at Insurance Thought Leadership.com, Mentor's Guild Newsletter, etc
  13. A SWOT Analysis of SWOT Analysis, March, 2015, written by David Patrishkoff, also published at Insurance Thought Leadership.com, etc
  14. ​​Creating a High Performance and Low Risk Work Culture, May, 2015, Master Control Life Sciences Newsletter, written by David Patrishkoff
  1. Stephen G. Haines, SYSTEMS THINKING RESEARCH REDISCOVERED:
    LUDWIG VON BERTALANFFY AND THE SOCIETY FOR GENERALSYSTEMS RESEARCH’SRELEVANCE IN THE 21ST CENTURYHaines Centre for Strategic Management, San Diego, CA,link to pdf
  2. Bar-Yam, Yaneer, (1997) Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity Profile, New England Complex Systems Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA, link to pdf
  3. Senge, Peter, (2006) The Fifth Discipline, Deckle Edge Publishing
  4. Sterman, John, Introduction to Systems Dynamics (MIT), link to video

Systems Thinking Publications 

Systems Thinking Websites

Some of the ICER Research References for Historical Disasters that helped to create our Cascade Effect Thinking Principles 

Cascade Effect Thinking Publications 

David Patrishkoff Publications on Systems & Cascade Effect Thinking

  1. Fowler, James H, (2009) Cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks,
    National Academy of Sciences, vol. 107 no. 12
  2. Neill, Daniel B, (2005) Cascade Effects in Heterogeneous Populations, Rationality and Society, Sage Publications. Vol. 17(2): 191–241 
  3. Dodge, Kenneth A, (2009) Testing an Idealized Dynamic Cascade Model of  the Development of Serious Violence in Adolescence, Duke University
  4. Lunenburg, Fred  C (2010) Group Decision Making: The Potential for Groupthink, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS, AND ADMINISTRATION
  5. Watson, Teresa (2010) Leader Ethics and Organizational Commitment, Mid-Atlantic Leadership
    Scholars Forum, April 2010
  6. Lin, Zhiang (2002) The dynamics of inter-organizational ties during crises:
    empirical evidence and computational analysis, School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
  7. Ruiz, Pablo, 2011) The cascading effect of top management’s ethical leadership:
    Supervisors or other lower-hierarchical level individuals?, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
  8. World Economic Forum Global Risks 2014 Report, (2014), 18 references to cascading risks, link
  9. Triangulation: Establishing the Validity of Qualitative Studies, (2011), Lisa A. Guion, David C. Diehl, and Debra McDonald, University of Florida
  10. Rothbauer, Paulette (2008) "Triangulation." In Given, Lisa (Ed.), "The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods." Sage Publications. pp. 892-894
  11. The use of Triangulation in Social Sciences Research, (2009), Ashatu Hussein, University of Agder, Norway / Mzumbe University, Tanzania, Journal of Comparative Social Work
  12. Banik, B., J. (1993). Applying triangulation in nursing research. Applied Nursing Research, 6(1), 47-52
  13. Erzerberger, C., & Prein, G. (1997) Triangulation: Validity and empirically based hypothesis construction. Quality and Quantity, 31, 141-154
  14. Triangulation (social science), Wikipedia
  15. Hsu, Chia-Chien, (2007) The Delphi Technique: Making Sense Of Consensus, Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, Volume 12, Number 10, August 2007



  1. Brandt, Nat (2006) Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquuois Theater Fire of 1903, SIU Press
  2. Hooper, Jennifer, (2008) What Really Sank the Titanic, Citadel Press, NY, NY
  3. Stanton, Doug, (2001) In Harm's Way, The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors, Henry Holt & Company, NY, NY
  4. Fish, Eric, (2008) The Forgotten Legacy of the Banqiao Dam Collapse, The Economic Observer, link
  5. Broughton, Edward (2005) The Bhopal disaster and its aftermath: a reviewThe Bhopal disaster and its aftermath: a review, PMC US National Library of Medicine, link
  6. Investigation of the Challenger Accident, Committee on Science and Technology, (1986), US Government, link to report pdf 
  7. NTSB Aircraft Accident Report NTSB/AAR-02/01 (2001) Loss of Control and Impact with Pacific​ Ocean Alaska Airlines Flight 261 McDonnell Douglas MD-83, N963AS About 2.7 Miles North of Anacapa Island, California. January 31, 2000, Washington DC, USA
  8. Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash documentary - Cutting Corners, YouTube Link of Video
  9. Whelan, Sara (2013) Petrobras P-36 Accident Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Memorial University of Newfoundland St.  John’s, NL,Canada
  10. Columbia Accident Investigation Board, (2003) Washington DC, USA
  11. Deep Water, The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling, (2011) Report to the President, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
  12. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, (2011) Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States, Washington DC, USA
  13. Sims, Ronald R, (2003) Enron Ethics (Or: Culture Matters More than Codes), Journal of Business Ethics 45: 243–256, 2003, Kluwer Academic Publishers.  Printed in the Netherlands
  14. Collins, Jim, (2001) Good to Great, Harper Business Press
  15. Triangulation: Establishing the Validity of Qualitative Studies, (2011), Lisa A. Guion, David C. Diehl, and Debra McDonald, University of Florida
  16. Rothbauer, Paulette (2008) "Triangulation." In Given, Lisa (Ed.), "The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods." Sage Publications. pp. 892-894​