§ Spiral Dynamics becomes too popular and is now filled with misinterpretations.
SD becomes popular in business and consulting (e.g., § Teal Organizations), which opens doors for charlatans. One must be careful sifting through SD information and should preferably read SD books and Graves’ research.
The same point is expressed by Cowan:
It’s a mess because, like “integral,” Spiral Dynamics has come to mean so much to so many that it reliably means nothing. —Cowan2013