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Thinking is a trading name of Stepping Stones Consultancy Ltd. This website and its content is copyright of Stepping Stones Consultancy Ltd, 1991-2015. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:


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The Science, Pattern, Vision and Expression icons are trademarks of Thinking. The Thinking logo is a trademark of Thinking.

Virtuoso® is a registered trademark of Stepping Stones Consultancy Ltd.  Virtuoso is a technology advancement from the open source and public domain kernel Stellar®, which was co-developed by one of our partners, Angus Jenkinson, in 2002-4 with colleague Richard Leachman. The technology, practice and theoretical base has since been tested and amplified through research with consultants, academics and companies, as well as deployed in dozens of situations. Various versions and applications of Stellar have been developed by Stepping Stones and others. We acknowledge this source in the development of this offering. Stellar is a registered trademark owned by Stellar Ltd, the organisation that maintains the free right of users to access and use the IP, see Stellar.eu.

CODAR® is a registered trademark of Stepping Stones Consultancy Ltd. The Helix Symbol in the Stepping Stones logo is a trademark of Stepping Stones as is the whole logo.

The Centre for Thinking Futures is a non profit research centre supported by Thinking. It is an international collaborative scholarship and futures centre with its home site at Thinking.Institute.

No responsibility whatsoever will be accepted for any actions purportedly deriving from the information on this website. If you wish to have reliable relevant advice, retain our services.

The registered address of Stepping Stones Consultancy Ltd. is 22 Hope Drive, The Park, Nottingham NG7 1DL. Company registration no,2605743, registered in England.