Strictly speaking, a whole of my experience and thoughts have gone into writing this book. However, a few works stand out as the key inspiration: The notion of opportunity cost is drawn exclusively from James M. Buchanan's classic, Cost and Choice, An Inquiry in Economic Theory. The concept of economic value add is drawn directly from The Quest for Value, A Guide for Senior Managers, by G. Bennett Stewart, III. The notions of context, of the forward movement are inspired by my readings of phenomenology, starting with a little gem of a book, George Steiner's Heidegger, which I first read fifteen years ago in 1990, and Professor Thomas Sheehan's short course on the topic of Martin Heidegger and the thinking, at Stanford University in early 2003. In many ways, the thinking that is explored in this book is a culmination of various insights that came together slowly during my professional career in the high technology industry.