The Flow System

Islands of Disconnected Effort End Here.






These are all emergent properties of our human systems.


In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, managers mistakenly take a costly, isolated islands approach when trying to improve each of these critical organizational propertiesthe properties behind cost reduction and organizational growth. 


This ends today.

Introducing The Flow System(TM)

The Flow System™

A system of understanding that merges leadership and teamwork lessons from TOPGUNs and other elite military forces with the scholarship of Snowden, Boyd, Edmondson, Ohno, Klein, Kahneman, and others.

But you do not need to know the academics or the research.


You need to know that we know them.

Survival and Growth 

Your organization’s survival and growth depend on the quality of interactions and relationships within your ecosystem, not the frameworks and business processes thrown on top of it. The utility of The Flow System™ is in the authentic leadership and teamwork skills it informs—those skills that help increase the flow of information and knowledge within your organization, and, more importantly, the flow of value to your customer. 

3 Core Principles of The Flow System™










A Brief History

The Flow System™ has evolved from the emergence of product delivery in non-linear environments, also known as complex environments or complexity. It has expanded upon the work done between 1948 and 1975 on the Toyota Production System (TPS is also known as Lean), and the Toyota Way, first published in 2001 by Toyota. The Flow System™ is the evolution of lean thinking that we call flow thinking.

 The Flow System Creators 

Brian "Ponch" Rivera

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Former TOPGUN. Speaker. Trainer and Coach. AGLX Founder and CEO. Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve. 

Nigel Thurlow

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Executive Director. Chief of Agile.  Toyota Alumni. Trainer. Lean and Agile Expert.

John Turner, Ph.D.

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Assistant professor at the University of North Texas for the Department of Learning Technologies in the College of Information.

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