About The Delphi Project

Many of us would like to become more powerful and influential in life – so that we can change things for the better.

We all have minor things we want to change and sometimes we are successful and sometimes not. Sometimes things just happen in a way which seems out of our control. Probably we have all experienced this.

When it comes to the question of how to resolve the major problems which continue to affect human development, we are at a loss. But what can we do differently?

Perhaps we should admit that we don’t really know how the world works. Because if we did, surely we would change things for the better?

Peter Coen Delphi Project Founder
Peter Coen

From an early age I wanted to know what could be done about this and in particular what I could do to help. I realised that I needed to understand how the world worked so, of course, I read and studied, argued with family and friends, and tried to formulate a coherent response to some serious questions – What does it mean to succeed in life? What kind of projects should we initiate or get involved in? How can we improve things not just for ourselves alone but for others? For humanity in general. In a nutshell, How can we change the way the world works? 

I kept returning to these issues over a period of 30 years. I established a new business school in London with a view to finding practical responses to these questions. I made speeches and ran international conferences, I worked for change in the United Nations. The many conversations with academics and businessmen, politicians and government ministers and experts in leadership and personal development were informative but ultimately unsatisfactory. You cannot borrow answers to these kind of questions. You have to work things out for yourself.

Out of this exercise came The Delphi Book which argues that we exist within a hierarchy of consciousness, between the individual and the universal, and that our attempts to bridge this gap, to achieve success in life, are in conflict with the need to embrace our fundamental status as a human being. All of us, however, want to change and grow, and the best of us wish to see change and growth for humanity at large. We see so much in the world which is just not working properly, so many imperfections, so much suffering, that after writing the Delphi Book and talking with those who were kind enough to read it through, it became clear that we are missing a fundamental question:

‘What stops us changing the way the world works?’

The Delphi Book suggests that it is our relationship with Polarity (the positive and negative in life) and Power (the capacity to achieve) which shapes and constrains our attitudes and behaviour. We are caught in our own unique version of The Polarity Grid and to recognise the Grid and acknowledge its influence is a first step to being able to move through and beyond the Grid to create real change. And the only change we are really interested in is universal change – not just some short-term exercise in self-improvement or corporate transformation but something much more fundamental – and that must mean change which is of lasting benefit for humanity. That’s why The Delphi Project exists . . . to help people achieve that.

To find out where you are in the Polarity Grid, where you want to be, and get feedback on how you can move in the Grid, enter your full name and Email address in the table on the right → 


4 thoughts on “About The Delphi Project

  • April 16, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    First of all I would like to say terrific blog!
    I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear
    your thoughts prior to writing. I’ve had a difficult time
    clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.

    I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply just trying to
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    Thank you!

    • April 23, 2019 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you for your encouraging comments.
      Thoughts are intrusive by their very nature. But they are transient, so just watch them and and let them pass.
      Occupying that status as witness to your thoughts is a powerful aid to creativity.
      Just write! Then discard. Then write some more. Then keep/discard.
      Best wishes

  • April 19, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Howdy! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs!

    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!
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    • April 23, 2019 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you Alexandra!
      Will be posting a little more regularly over the next few weeks – so do keep in touch


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