Most of Sir Ken’s work and research focused on three main themes. This work is still being done, as it is needed now more than ever.

We are living in times of revolution.

I mean this literally, not figuratively. Humanity now faces challenges that are unprecedented in our history. These challenges are being driven by many interacting forces. They include the exponential rate of technological change, the massive shifts in population, and our unsustainable demands on the earth’s resources. My interests, which I share with many others, are in understanding the nature of these challenges and the strategies we can adopt to meet them.

We need to think differently about ourselves

Human resources are like the earth’s natural resources. They are highly diverse and often buried deep beneath the surface. They need to be discovered, refined and applied. Education often promotes a narrow view of ability, as do many corporate organizations. As a result, many people are unaware of the variety of their talents and depth of their potential. My interests are in understanding the diversity of human intelligence and creativity and the processes that best cultivate them.

We need to think differently about our organizations

Many of our institutions evolved in earlier times to meet different needs than those we face now.  Many of them are failing the people they’re meant to serve and the energies of those who work in them. If we’re to have fulfilled lives as individuals and meet the challenges we face collectively, we have to create the conditions in our schools, communities and organizations for people to flourish. My interests are in understanding these conditions and how to create them.


Sir Ken's writing on these themes included curriculum resources, journalism, research and strategy reports, edited books, chapters in other people’s books and his own books.

Click the Blog tag for details of some publications.

Sir Ken was working on a new book before his unexpected passing. More details will be announced in 2021.

Projects & Partnerships

Sir Ken advised and worked with projects, education systems, governments, companies and cultural organizations around the world.Previous partnerships include:

Speaking & Events

Sir Ken made time whenever he could to speak at events and conferences on issues related to his main areas of work. You can watch some of his talks by clicking on the video gallery

Sir Ken's daughter Kate, co-founder of Nevergrey, is an international education consultant and speaker on a range of topics that are in line with Sir Ken's work and legacy. To find out more, please complete the following form.


“The event with Sir Ken was absolutely marvelous! I have to tell you that Ken was a delightful person to work with. He stayed for most of the first day of the Summit, and he met with several of the attendees on an individual or small-group basis. I very much enjoyed meeting him and working with him as well.” Microsoft

"Sir Ken was absolutely one of the best speakers I think we’ve ever had! He was so personable, funny and genuine!” University of Miami