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Welcome to Syque

Syque (pronounced 'sike') is my knowledge sharing site. My purpose is to share knowledge and understanding on an unprecedented scale, adding real value for individuals and companies. Consider it as 'original books on the internet', with already over 7000 web pages of industrial-strength knowledge freely available.

The Syque sites are as follows:

ChangingMinds is already a huge site, with around 5000 pages on all subjects around how we change one another's minds. Including:

CreatingMinds is a new site about creativity and innovation, with around 400 full-content pages. Including:

  • Tools: A huge toolbox of creative tools.
  • Quotes: Thousands of quotes on creative topics.
  • Principles: Principles of creativity.
  • Articles: More articles on creativity and creative organizations.

Quality Tools

Quality Tools contains about 600 pages, mostly on the tools and techniques of quality and improvement, including the full text of a major book and ten-plus years of journal articles.

The Improvement Encyclopedia

This is a long list of around 400 items, each with a page containing descriptions of tools and terms about improvement and quality, ranging from original Japanese terminology to Six Sigma frameworks.

C Programming Style

The first book I wrote was called 'C: Style -- Standards and Guidelines' and was about how to write computer programs that people (including yourself) can understand. Although based in the C language, it covers many general principles. It is reproduced in its entirety here in about 200 hyperlinked pages.

Business articles

And here are some thoughtful articles on assorted business topics, from innovation to branding.

Thinking stories

And here are about 50 pages with small stories that I and others have written to help think, understand and explain.




 ~~ Dave ~~

David Straker, Business Consultant and Author



The story of the sites

I am three things. First, I am a learning junkie, hooked on the thrill of discovery and 'aha's. Secondly, I am, by original training, an engineer, which means I need to connect theory to practice. Finally, I am also a teacher, and love to pass on the 'aha's of discovery.

I have published six books, and in doing so have discovered that publishing books has two limitations. First, the author gets very little return for the expended effort. And worse, the desire to communicate and help others is limited by the publisher's attention and reach.

And so I'm now mostly writing websites instead -- and my family are also joining in. It has enormous reach, of course. It is funded by my pocket and when visitors follow adverts and buy books.

To contact me, start here.

If you're curious about me, here is my personal page.



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