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At 4:07am on January 17, 2018, Shamsul Anuar Abdul Wahid said…

Thank you Mary

At 10:33am on September 7, 2017, Howard Cohen said…

Thank you..  Referred by Kate Pugh of Columbia U

At 11:55am on September 1, 2017, GEORGE I JONES said…

Hi Mary, Glad to be here! Glad to reconnect with Smarter-Companies! Looking forward to the exchange of ideas!

At 9:42am on August 30, 2017, Dave Kramer said…

Thanks Mary! I appreciate your kind welcoming words. This seems like a fantastic group. I'm excited to explore and learn here. I'm currently moving into new territory as a freelancer and very much a systems guy. If anyone is interested in learning more about this tool for planning / adaptive management of conservation projects, I'd be happy to explain (it's not mine, but I'm a volunteer trainer for the Conservation Coaches Network, which uses it): 

At 6:22am on June 7, 2017, KEVIN Branton said…

Hi Mary

The investment world is grappling with this concept. There is much resistance and much more confusion. One difficulty is absence of 'standard' framework. It's almost as if the industry wants any resolution to be perfect and yet readily accepts the vast range of outcomes from employing the DCF framework. 

I believe intangible assets are leading indicators of their tangible counterparts and ultimately the results reported by corporations. At the moment though, methods of 1) identifying relevant intangibles and then 2) using them to forecast risk (around return projections) is little more than embryonic.

Thanks for your welcome.



At 6:29am on May 25, 2017, David Baxter said…

Context -based sustainability takes into consideration ecological and societal limits to companies and their operations. You can find more here: and here:

I agree with you about making it work. The longer we take, the less time we will have to fix all the problems we have created!

At 3:17pm on May 24, 2017, David Baxter said…

Hallo Mary,

Thanks for the welcome. I've been following your work for a while now. Nice to see these two papers launched today.

I'm interested in integrated thinking, context-based sustainability and bringing the humans on board. As a sustainability movement we seem to have forgotten to bring the people on the journey with us.


At 7:16am on May 24, 2017, Jean Létourneau said…

Thank you Mary for your welcoming words. This is very kind of you.

Looking forward to learn and share my humble thoughts along the way!


At 2:25pm on June 20, 2016, marco malagoli said…

Thank you, Mary

At 2:09pm on November 3, 2015, loreto rocha said…

Hello Mary, I hope you are doing well. I did the certification last year in Chile with Arturo. I wrote to you an email talking about a startup i am working right now. I would like to have your comments.

Best Regards,


At 10:19am on October 20, 2015, Mandie Connell said…

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to having you speaking at our Integrated Thinking Program in two weeks! See you there!

At 11:58am on January 27, 2015, Akeem Famuyiwa said…

Hi Mary 

Thank you for the warm welcome, I look forward to using and sharing content here and taking part in the ICountant Course. 


At 5:13am on January 27, 2015, Joe Doyle said…

Hi Mary,

Thanks for the welcome and I am looking forward to using the tools.  I'm feeling smarter already!


At 4:59pm on April 22, 2014, Thamer Alabbadi said…

Hi Mary,

Sure I will share,

Saudi Arabia just lunched its national Knowledge Based Society strategy (KBS) that would be the umbrella for all other national plans.

We are following the Korean footsteps, quite ambitious, I believe.

At 10:12am on August 22, 2013, Cai Linlin said…

Dear Mary,

Thank you for your messages. I am waiting for my visa now. Hope it can be permitted. I am very looking forward to see U. I like your new blog about McKinsey. It is so cool!!!



At 11:08pm on February 3, 2013, Michelle Bloom said…

Hi Mary,

Thanks for your reply. Yes we do include intangibles in our offering...embedded all the way through but overtly up front in an audit process (intangible value audit) and in our value proposition..i.e We guide you to deal with complexity. It is our belief that business need to lift their level of thinking, clean up the power and politics that erode value and become systems thinkers in order to thrive in the future.



At 8:56am on January 30, 2013, Carrie Ann Green said…

Hi Mary,
Yes, I do believe that most business owners are aware of intangibles, but they may not be aware that they add value to a company...
Cheers, Carrie

At 4:39pm on December 31, 2012, Matthew Loxton said…

Hi Mary,

I am working as an analyst specializing in KM for Whitney, Bradley, & Brown in DC (Reston) and participating in the Lessons Learned program with Veterans Health Administration.

Hugely interesting work, and I am also pushing an IC agenda internally.



At 10:13am on August 14, 2012, Cai Linlin said…

Dear prof Adams,

Thank you very much for your kind email. Looking forward to the excellent presentations from ic center.
May you a nice day!
best wishes,
At 12:02pm on July 5, 2012, Cai Linlin said…

Dear Prof. Adams, 

Thank you very much for your kind comment. Looking forward to your lecture!

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