The Pathway to Breakthrough

How do you generate real insight for jumping to the next level of disruptive business excellence?

James Milo
16 min readJul 29, 2019


“The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.”

Martin Heidegger

Are you constantly vexed by people challenges while introducing new business processes, changing organizational structure or shifting entrenched culture within an enterprise? Then what I call “World Design” will prove extraordinarily powerful in advancing your leadership goals and creating breakthrough results.

Embedded in what follows below, there are more than a dozen core insights you can discover and deploy almost immediately. If you contact me with 3 or more of them, I will show you in a half-hour session how to implement their power (plus the ones you may have missed) on stubborn problems confronting your enterprise.

Regardless of industry, sector or company-size, the practice of World Design is central to being relevant, competitive and adaptive in a continually changing marketplace. Since World Design draws on the spirit of what is esoterically named Philosophical Engineering, let me first explain this curious term before you mistakenly dismiss it as surely an oxymoron.

Physics was once known as “Experimental Philosophy.” Following Tim Berners-Lee, widely acclaimed as the inventor of the World Wide Web, the discipline of Philosophical Engineering concerns itself with the practice of defining a new world and how it works.

In philosophy, ontology is the formal study of being. In computer science and information science, an ontology is a set of entities (objects, ideas, events) and categories in a subject area or domain that shows their properties and the relations between them. Philosophical Engineering specifies what exists in a world along with the protocols and languages that determine how those entities interact (behave) and communicate, respectively, according to agreed rules.

For example, the world of the Web has been designed to contain objects such as web pages with URIs (Uniform Resource Indicators, previously Locators), protocols like HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol), and languages such as HTML (HyperText Markup Language). These components have constituted the carefully evolved building blocks of the Web…



James Milo

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