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The Gordian Institute is a next generation, global think tank that has assembled the most diverse set of rich thinkers, subject matter experts and problem solvers.

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The Gordian Institute is a next generation, global think tank that has assembled the most diverse set of rich thinkers, subject matter experts and problem solvers.

THE GORDIAN ADVANTAGE...

operationalizing creativity and innovation 

There are a variety of reasons organizations turn to The Gordian Institute, but the common link between all of them is the desire for improved creative thinking and problem solving. We simply help organizations and their leaders become more agile and effective in their visioning, strategic thinking, and tactical execution. We help organizations operationalize an aligned and disruptive path to the future.

The Gordian Institute exists for those who need to convert challenges into opportunities. The world's leading brands turn to Gordian when grappling with present day complexities, designing or navigating transformation, or trying to understand the impact of future challenges.

Regardless of size, scale or lifecycle of enterprise maturation, those who lead organizations worry about the same things: a lack of creative thinking, obsolescence/irrelevance, innovation and change, aligning purpose with vision, talent, team-building, culture, and the future. Let us help you unpack your challenges and convert them into competitive advantage. We offer the following services:

  • Thought Charettes 
  • Executive Education & Team Facilitations
  • Innovation Panels 
  • Creative Thought Development 
  • Vision Casting 
  • Future State Modeling
  • Strategy Vetting & Refresh
  • Gamification & Simulations
  • Immersive Problem Solving Sessions

The reality is organizations need fewer consultants and more creative thought partners. Let us help you bring clarity to your vision and help you operationalize your strategy. The Gordian Institute will show your team how to unlock their creativity and re-envision the future. There's always a better way - the question is will you find it?

There exists no problem that doesn't have a solution. While you may not have the solution, or perhaps you're not convinced of the viability of the solutions currently on the table, The Gordian Institute can help you lock on to the right solution. It's who we are - it's what we do. 

There is no reason to let your competition beat you to the future. We help organizations pull the future forward by teaching them to see and connect the dots that heretofore weren't even on their radar screen. 

When you can no longer afford the status quo, you can't afford not to collaborate with The Gordian Institute. 

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About Us


The Gordian Institute helps businesses, governments and social enterprises find solutions to their greatest problems. We have the sole purpose of solving the world's most challenging problems.

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About Us


The Gordian Institute helps businesses, governments and social enterprises find solutions to their greatest problems. We have the sole purpose of solving the world's most challenging problems.

The Gordian Institute is comprised of Nobel Laureates, highly regarded CEOs, best selling authors, Hollywood A-Listers, astronauts, scientists, medical doctors, academic elites, analysts and researchers, industry experts and thought leaders, designers and programmers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, social advocates and activists, military and political leaders, ethicists, religious scholars, and more.

Every problem has a solution. In fact, most problems have several viable solutions. The question is which option constitutes the right solution. That's were we come in... The Gordian Institute is a next generation, applied problem solving organization that helps clients pull the future forward by creating disruptive, sustainable advantage.   

The Gordian Institute leads clients to the most creative and cost effective solution in the shortest possible time frame. This is why the world’s leading organizations (public and private) turn to us to help them navigate their greatest challenges. We don’t do the routine – we facilitate the remarkable. No long-term implementations, just the solutions to your problems (even ones you've heretofore placed in the too hard box).

Our name says it all – the Greek tale of The Gordian Knot has become synonymous with an intractable problem (untangling an "impossible" knot). The legend shows the impossible problem was easily solved when a visionary leader (Alexander The Great) was capable of simplifying the complex through action oriented, adaptive creative thinking ("cutting the Gordian Knot").

We use the Gordian Dynamic Framework (GDF©) to help you make transformational problem solving your greatest competency.  

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Methodology


The Gordian Institute brings together thought leaders from every corner of the practical, creative, and intellectual spectrums to focus on one thing - a holistic problem solving approach for our clients.

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Methodology


The Gordian Institute brings together thought leaders from every corner of the practical, creative, and intellectual spectrums to focus on one thing - a holistic problem solving approach for our clients.

THE GORDIAN DYNAMIC FRAMEWORK

If you want methodology hire a consulting firm – if you want a solution engage The Gordian Institute. Difficult, complex problems are not solved through the lens of a singular methodology. A “proprietary methodology” ensures only one thing – static thinking resulting in blind spots. The most difficult problems are best resolved by testing outcomes across a variety of scenario models, and cross-platform, multidisciplinary frameworks.

Our approach is enveloped within a fluid framework - the Gordian Dynamic Framework (GDF©), which blends the simple and the complex creating rich client experiences and meaningful outcomes. It resides in the notion that solving what we refer to as "wicked hard problems" requires a multi-dimensional approach. We bring together thought leaders from across the practical, creative, and intellectual spectrums to focus on one thing - a holistic problem solving approach for our clients.

The Gordian Institute has assembled an internationally diverse group of leading minds who collaborate with clients to co-create solutions to vexing problems. We blend the conventional and unconventional, the linear and the multidimensional, the creative and the pragmatic, the adjacent and the non-adjacent, the academic and the experienced, the corporate and the entrepreneurial, the ethicist and the capitalist, social advocacy and the public policy, economic theory with the political science, the brand innovator and the consumerist, and the qualitative with the quantitative.

We use abstraction, agile and bespoke practices, adaptive creative thinking, brainstorming, divergent thinking, algorithmics, clinical and cognitive reasoning, deconstruction, design thinking, introspection, behaviorism, simulation, root cause analysis, cultural and psychological analysis, systems thinking, and more. We don’t care much about which paths we travel, but we care greatly about getting to the right outcome. 

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