Monday, May 30, 2011

i-TFTD #324: On Thought Expansion

#324-1. Capacity is a state of mind.
-David J. Schwartz ("The Magic of Thinking Big")

#324-2. To nurture rich insights and intuitions, a knowledge-creating company needs diversity in the pool of talents available within the company. This diversity enhances requisite variety, which is one of the enabling conditions for the organization.
-Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi ("The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation")

#324-3. Why are we so much better at answering questions than at answering the right question! s? Is it because we are trained at school and university to answer questions that others have asked? If so, should we be trained to ask questions?
-Trevor Kletz (British Chemical Engineer and Safety expert, author of many books including "Learning from Accidents" and "An Engineer's View of Human Error")

The first is a profound statement. Anyone who has achieved anything spectacular began by believing, dreaming. Yet we limit ourselves everyday with our statements.

Diversity is a good antidote to unthinking conformity. Leaders must encourage voicing of different views.

Have you wondered why one of the favorite themes in i-TFTD is raising que! stions? I have come to believe that seeking answers is more important than the answers themselves. And it is different from knowing the so-called answer.

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