The Barbados Group
The Barbados Group is an international group of scholars, consultants and practitioners who were brought together by Werner Erhard. The Group is committed to creating a new paradigm of performance. The working name for this new paradigm is "The Ontological Foundations of Performance." This new paradigm is based on the fundamental proposition that the performance of an individual, group or organization is a correlate of the way the world in which, and on which, that entity is performing "occurs" for that entity. This new paradigm also offers access to this "occurring" through a specific use of a distinct aspect of language.
The Barbados Group includes thinkers and experts in leadership and organizational performance, along with Werner Erhard, such as: Sir Christopher Ball, Patron, Talent Foundation, Peter Block, Partner, Designed Learning Inc., Bruce Gergory, Senior Science Educator, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Michael C. Jensen, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School, Senior Advisor, The Monitor Company, Chairman, Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and best selling authors David C. Logan University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Steve Zaffron, CEO, Vanto Group to name a few.
The Barbados Group is not merely a think tank but also a group with a commitment to create this new paradigm, and to communicate and further the ideas of the new paradigm in the world.
The first publication in book form to come out of the Barbados Group’s exploration, and the tenets of "The Ontological Foundations of Performance," is Three Laws of Performance, the 2009 best selling book by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan.
This abstracting journal will post the work of the members of The Barbados Group.
Three Laws of Performance - Investors Business Daily
Werner Erhard speaks to Kennedy School students on his latest work: "Why We Do What We Do: A New Model Providing Actionable Access to the Source of Performance."
The first book written using Werner Erhard’s ideas for a New Paradigm for Performance”