Robert K. Greenleaf, "The Servant as Leader," Paulist Press.
 Gary Abramson, "Wiring the Corporate Brain," May 15, 1999, CIO Magazine
 Jean Lipman-Blumen, "Connective Leadership: Managing in a Changing World," 2000, Oxford University Press. P.237, “Because connective leaders recognize the importance and inevitability of interdependence, … (their) gifts of trust, collaboration, sponsorship, encouragement, and behind-the-scenes assistance set the reciprocation dynamic in motion. Their behavior in turn becomes a model for other members of their interdependence environment.” [3a] p. 199. [3b] p. 245
 Ralph Jennings, "NEWSMAKER-Taiwan's leading dissident in stand against president," Sept. 12, 2006, MSNBC
 Geert Hofstede, "Motivation, Leadership, and Organization," 1980, AMACOM.
 David L. Chu, “KEY CONCEPT: Shadow Hierarchy”, September, 2005, Knowledge/Action (“Shadow Hierarchy” was a new name for “Knowledge Network”), “To the "yang" of the business structure there is a need for a "yin" structure. … (1) The structure is not as rigidly structured but is flexible. At any instant, the structure would reflect the informational needs of the business. (2) The hierarchy is not vertically structured but is horizontally constructed in order to promote the free flow of information. (3) The direction for information is sensed by each knowledge leader at each stage based on the analysis of business drivers. (4) The forward knowledge leader senses the directions of the following knowledge leaders and creates an aligned direction and then pulls the succeeding knowledge leaders in that aligned direction. (5) Finally, the forward leaders lead and support those who follow.”
 David L. Chu, “The Organizational Mind, a K-value of K^2 or K*log(K)?,” September, 2005, Knowledge/Action, “If a network of dumb chips could defeat the human chess champion, what kind of power can one unleash if one can network a bunch of extremely smart scientists?”
 “(Taiwan) History in brief,” February 6, 2004, The Economist, “In 1949 Taiwan was taken over by the forces of Chiang Kai-shek, who had lost mainland China to the communists. … Taiwan acts as though independent, but it is deterred from declaring formal independence by a threat of invasion from the mainland. Taiwanese who favour a declaration of independence believe China would not dare invade and risk war with America, which sees itself as Taiwan's guardian. … Modern Taiwan, a racially mixed nation of 22m people, differs from China, they say: it owes its success to a workforce highly educated in a system set up by the Japanese. In 1993, the government supported the establishment of the country's Institute of Taiwan History, crammed with scholars who enthusiastically seek to show Taiwan's ‘unique characteristics’. Despite this politicisation of history, most Taiwanese support the status quo, hoping that an eventual democratisation on the mainland will make reunion possible.”
 ibid., “An expanding Japan fancied the island and in 1895 forced China to hand it over after winning the Sino-Japanese war. Japan's rule lasted until 1945, when it was defeated in the second world war.”
 “Masses in Taiwan protest against the government,” September 21, 2006, The Economist.
 ibid., “Since September 9th Mr Shih and fellow protesters, clad in red as a sign of anger, have camped in the city centre. On September 15th hundreds of thousands joined them in heavy rain for what the organisers described as a “siege” march from the presidential palace to the main railway station.”
 “President Chen takes Air Force One to Palau,” September 9, 2006, Office of the President, “President Chen also noted that taking Air Force One to conduct the state visit is of great significance since Air Force One strongly demonstrates Taiwan's sovereignty. … After visiting Palau, President Chen will … return to Taipei on September 6.”
 “施明德致函-促請陳水扁下台 (Shih Ming-teh’s Open Letter to Chen Shui-bian),” August 7, 2006, Open Letter
 “(Taiwan) Political forces,” October 20, 2005, The Economist, “Taiwan the relationship between the president, premier and parliament is less well defined than it is in France. Successive waves of constitutional reform since 1991 have not resolved this lack of clarity, and some academics argue that the changes have made the situation even more confused.”
 Gerrit van der Wees and Mei-chin Chen, “A letter to Shih Ming-teh,” August 22, 2006, Taipei Times, “We are deeply concerned about the recent actions of former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman Shih Ming-teh (施明德), in particular his campaign to get President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) to step down. We are writing this as friends.”.
 Luis Ramirez, "China Warns Taiwan Not to Push Constitutional Reforms," September 27, 2006, Voice of America. “China is warning Taiwan not to reform the island's constitution. … Revamping the constitution has been one of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's main political objectives, ... Members of Chen's party are expected to introduce a bill on changing the island's name from the current ‘Republic of China,’ to ‘Republic of Taiwan.’”