Culture Code-X

Ideas-Oriented

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The CODE-X series catalogs a vast codex of source codes (aka “signs”) extracted from past audits.

Note that signs on their own, while sometimes interesting, only become truly revelatory and useful once they’re sorted into thematic complexes, and the complexes into codes, and the codes into a meaning map. We call this process “thick description”; the Code-X series is thin description.

IDEAS-ORIENTED” NORM: Looking ahead, into the future. Impatient with the present. Driven by ideas, by a future vision. Often a tech company.

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IDEAS-ORIENTED” FORMS: Facing to our right and upward, chin often tilted up. Looking ahead. “The next frontier.” “Next up, the world.” “What’s next?” “Vision.” “The new new future.”

From a 2018 study of the CHARACTER space, within the larger framework of LEADERSHIP. What makes a leader tick?

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