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Stimulus & Background

My first-hand observation and experience of Singapore’s extraordinary achievements, during visits that commenced in 1995, stimulated this discovery. I was awakened, as never before, to the importance of prosperity in any society.

I also realized the paramount necessity of strengthening the work ethic in economically-developed societies, which seemed to have sickened under welfare that was often more of a drug than a safety net.

Two years of reflection on my Singaporean experiences enabled me to clarify the relevant Framework during 1996–1998. Apart from general background reading in management and social sciences, I am primarily indebted to a diverse list of books serendipitously discovered over that two-year period, in particular:

Spiral Dynamics by D.E. Beck & C.C. Cowan (Blackwell, 1996);

The Sovereign Individual by J.D. Davidson & W. Rees-Mogg (Macmillan, 1997);

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises (orig. 1949; 4th Rev. Ed. The Foundation for Economic Education, 1996);

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by A. Ries & J. Trout (Harper Collins, 1993).

Originally posted: July 2009

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