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Don Beck (management consultant) : biography

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Don Beck is an American management consultant and co-author (with Chris Cowan) of the book Spiral Dynamics.


Beck made more than 63 consulting trips to South Africa between 1981 and 1988 and documented his role in the peaceful abolishment of Apartheid in the book The Crucible: Forging South Africa's Future (1991) with Graham Linscott.

Both houses of the Texas State Legislature adopted a resolution commending Beck "on his many extraordinary contributions toward peace and understanding in South Africa."

He is a Fellow at The Gallup Organization. Beck taught for twenty years at the University of North Texas. He served as team psychologist for The South African Springboks, Denton Record-Chronicle, December 24, 2009 winners of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and associated with the Dallas Cowboys, The Dallas Morning News, August 6, 2007 New Orleans Saints, the Texas Rangers, and the U.S. Olympic Committee for Men's Track and Field. He wrote a "sports values" column for The Dallas Morning News.

As senior adviser to The Center for Human Emergence Middle East in 2005 Beck, along with the Center's CEO Elza Maalouf founded the Build Palestine Initiative , focused on the value systems alignment for the two state solution.Build Palestine Initiative: How to Walk the Talk. . Palestine Times, January 26, 2007 He lives in Denton, Texas.


Beck has elaborated upon the work of his mentor, Clare Graves, to develop a multidimensional model for understanding the transformation of human values and cultures. As cofounder of the National Values Center in Denton, Texas, and CEO of the Spiral Dynamics Group, Inc., Beck travels widely, teaching the theory and practical applications of Spiral Dynamics. ABC Radio National (Australia), March 7, 2004 Haaretz, February 12, 2006

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