August Jaccaci

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August "Gus" Jaccaci works with leaders throughout the world who want to envision and build an ideal future for themselves and their enterprises. He is a gifted speaker, a respected visionary and one of the world's foremost social inventors. Gus is co-author of the recently published book, Chief Evolutionary Officer: Leaders Mapping the Future, and author of General Periodicity: Nature's Creative Dynamics. He talks to audiences across the globe about nature's patterns of growth and transformation and now those patterns can be applied to the successful evolution of any business or venture. He is listed in Who's Who in America 2004 and Who's Who in the World 2005.


St. Paul's School, University of Colorado, Harvard College (BA in English, 1960, Harvard Graduate School of Education (MAT, 1964), and the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA in Painting, 1965), the only person in the school's history to gain the MFA without first attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Professional Experience

Jaccaci has been a respected educator and educational administrator for over 30 years. He has served as: Teacher and coach at Rutland High School, Lawrence Academy, Burke Mountain Academy and Phillips Academy (Andover) where his role was education innovator, designer and admini- strator. Arts Assistant to the President of Boston College. During his time there, Jaccaci created and chaired two new departments: the Film and Video Study Program and Special Curricula Programs. An Assistant Dean of Admissions at Harvard College and an admissions officer at the Rhode Island School of Design. a faculty colleague and group leader at the Creative Problem Solving Institute in Buffalo, New York for 32 years. guest lecturer at Stanford Business School.


Jaccaci has consulted in long-range planning and visioning with U.S. and foreign corporations including: Motorola, Fannie Mae, Pillsbury, AT&T, P.W. Minor, Micrometer, Chase Manhattan Bank, J.C. Penney, Polaroid, Vermont Agency of Human Services, Arthur Anderson, Xerox, and Volunteer Hospital Association of America; in Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank and Northern Telecom; and in Europe, IMD, Credit Suisse, and British Petroleum.

Keynote Speeches

Jaccaci has delivered keynote speeches throughout the United States and Europe. Examples include: Businesses for Social Responsibility World Future Society Northern Telecom World Design Meeting European Organization Transformation Association in Switzerland Findhorn annual convocation in Scotland New England Art Teachers Association Lincoln Center Celebration International Hispanic Association at Xerox Micrometer annual convention

Publications in magazines and journals

Executive Excellence; Training and Development Journal of the American Society of Training and Development; the Newsletter for Transformational Management and others. He serves on the editorial board of the international journal, The Learning Organization, based in England. He has published two books and is currently writing or co-authoring two more dealing with his lifetime of work in Systems Science, social architecture and a new cosmology for the 21st century. Jaccaci is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in America for 2004 and 2005 and Who's Who in the World 2005.

World-renowned colleagues

Jaccaci has worked with world-renowned luminaries including: Margaret Mead during the last three years of her life in the creation of natural organic general systems models. Buckminster Fuller in the offering of the second World Game at Boston College and delivery of a world congress in Florence, Italy. Barbara Hubbard in the design and delivery of the future portion which opened the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration.

Social Architecture Events

Jaccaci has developed his concepts of social architecture and skills in its practice as a designer, host and leader in: Second World Game Workshop with Buckminster Fuller (1970) 13-Dimensional Conference on the Future of Television at the WGBH experimental Studio (1974) "Town Meeting on the Year 2000", a live two-day future- oriented opening of the U.S. Bicentennial broadcast on WGBH Channel 2 (April 1975) First World Congress of the New Age at Fort Belvedere in Florence, Italy (1978) and the Florence Convocation (1987) The Forum on the Valley Future, a regional planning conference for 52 Vermont and New Hampshire towns sponsored by the Montshire Science Museum (1982) "Visionary Vermont", a three-day state future fair held at the University of Vermont at the Burlington campus, October 11-14, 2001 Planet Planning Ithaca, a future fair held in Ithaca, NY, June, 2002 First Creativity Commission enacted by law in the United States in Buffalo, NY (2002)

Current Activities

Working with Richard Spady at the Forum Foundation and the Stuart C. Dodd Institute of Seattle, Washington to introduce symbolic dialogue to groups across the United States and to apply his principles of social architecture to "civilization building" in major American cities. Appearing at Future Fairs and other events as Thomas Jefferson speaking from the year 2040 to congratulate audiences on their evolutionary accomplishments.