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Philosophy Cards for Change Management

70% of businesses fail to deliver transformational change successfully, repeating the same mistakes again and again. With the help of history’s most influential philosophers, this philosophy card deck encourages businesses to explore new ways of thinking about change management programs. The ability for these cards to transform your change strategy make them a rich investment.

“Philosophy is to be studied not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definitive answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves.”

What can philosophy do for your business?

Organisations are going through transformative change like never before. Areas of transformation can be anywhere from digital change and new technology to process excellence to entering new markets and/or products.

Part of the problem with change management is that we tend to rely solely on past experience without reflecting much on our thinking and assumptions about the world we currently live in. Philosophy is useful as it teaches us new ways of thinking. Changing our thinking patterns can in turn lead to better business results.

Philosophy Card for Change Management

Philosophy Card Examples

How do I use the cards?

Aristotle - Philosophy CardThe front of each philosophy card has an epigram from a famous philosopher and some background about them, the reverse holds insightful questions relating to change based on the epigram. These 36 cards are designed in such a way as to create new ideas in any complex business change situations, ideal for large complex organisations involved in change.

While the cards may be used in any way you see fit, we have put together some suggestions from how we have observed our cards to work best. Learn more about these different applications in our guide, which you can download here.


People playing with the Philosophy Cards

Arjun Chatterji, Founder & CEO, Acadmi
The philosophy for change cards are a fantastic, interactive and informative device used to provoke practical and often, challenging group discussions around a company’s (change) management structures and practises. Integrating philosophy into business makes these cards memorable, meaningful and very interesting. I would highly recommend them to any company looking to analyse their processes and culture together as a group.

Craig Hamer, Change Consultant
Grounded in the thinking of some of our most celebrated philosophers, these cards provide a useful resource which can help a consultant/facilitator to stimulate conversations about the nature and need for change.

Ade McCormack, Digital Strategist, Near-Futurist and Former FT Columnist
Really compact distilled wisdom with great questions & insights. Very professional card design; robust and great on the eye.

Creation of Philosophy Cards for Change Management

These cards were created by a diverse team including:  

  • philosopher 
  • Change Agents 
  • Designers 

The design of the cards has been done to the highest standards. Read our blog for more details how we developed these cards. 

Philosophy Card Examples

The Design and Support Team

This idea started when the director at Kinetik, while studying philosophy had thoughts about how the insight of great philosophers could be connected to the difficult problems of Change Management. the seeds of development was planted in June 2016 and the beta was launched in December 2016. As well as the people below we thank all the great philosophers from history, whose ideas and powerful thinking have allowed these cards to be come into existence.

  • Ketan Varia, Innovator and Content Creator
  • Scott Biagi, Philosopher and Lecturer
  • Rafael Filomeno, Icon and Card Designer
  • Elliot Gil, Box Designer
  • Olivia Adebo, Marketing
  • Hardik Shah, Design Support
  • Burcu Atay, Editorial Support
  • Mahersh & Nishma Shah, Editorial Support
  • David Williams, Editorial Support
  • Richard Lee, Advisor
  • Vaishali Manubarwala, Advisor
  • Ade McCormack, Advisor
  • John Morgan, Advisor
  • Richard Simon, Advisor
  • Kruti Varia, Advisor