IEEE 802.11 signals are designed to partially overlap!
So, go ahead and use those other channels!
First of all, it is important to note that the cited Cisco paper only applies to a single organisation controlling all of the IEEE 802.11 signals inside one building. It does not apply to the myriad of WiFi signals you may encounter when scanning your neighbourhood. "WiFi in the wild" so to speak, is a different story.
A lot of people mistakenly consider IEEE 802.11 signals like solid cars on a multi-lane highway. They frown upon people driving over the lines, partially occupying more than one lane.
However, Wifi signals are rather like coloured plumes of smoke. Along the open lanes, the colour plumes are allowed to intermingle. As long as I can still tell the colour of my plume of smoke at the end of the road, all is fine. The partial overlap of differently coloured plumes is then like a grey mist of noise to my signal. This is the principle of spread spectrum communication.
For this very same reason, in moderately congested neighbourhoods, one stands a very good chance to benefit from not sticking to the proposed 1-6-11 channel scheme. Not sticking to 1-6-11 will prevent your devices from being silenced by the IEEE 802.11 RTS/CTS/ACK (Request to Send / Clear to Send / Acknowledge) of alien devices on the same channel. So not sticking to the 1-6-11 channel scheme may effectively increase your data throughput in many cases. You will need to test it on a busy time of the day to know for sure.
Also consider the band edges which may offer protection of overlap at one side of the spread spectrum channel. Over here in Belgium, I am lucky that I may use channel 13 centred at 2.472 GHz. In some geographies you may even use channel 14 centred at 2.484 GHz which has no overlap with any of the 1-6-11 channels at all! Most equipment though comes preconfigured for use in the US where the available 2.4GHz channels are limited up to channel 12.
If you live outside the US, tell (all of) your equipment so. This will open up more channels. On GNU/Linux machines this easily done with the following command, where
BE is the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 two-letter country code for Belgium.
$ sudo iw reg set BE
The following command will give you a list of available channels (here shown for a different geography):
$ sudo iwlist wlan0 freq
wlan0 14 channels in total; available frequencies :
Channel 01 : 2.412 GHz
Channel 02 : 2.417 GHz
Channel 03 : 2.422 GHz
Channel 04 : 2.427 GHz
Channel 05 : 2.432 GHz
Channel 06 : 2.437 GHz
Channel 07 : 2.442 GHz
Channel 08 : 2.447 GHz
Channel 09 : 2.452 GHz
Channel 10 : 2.457 GHz
Channel 11 : 2.462 GHz
Channel 12 : 2.467 GHz
Channel 13 : 2.472 GHz
Channel 14 : 2.484 GHz
More importantly, do not forget to also properly configure your base station (look up the manual).