Being &Becoming &Deming LO23142
Sat, 6 Nov 1999 17:23:00 EST

Replying to LO23099 --

Walt wrote...

>One of the insights that Deming gives us, is, that when we act on the
>basis of theory, and we learn something new, we have the opportunity to
>observe that our theory is no longer valid.

Thanks for the clarification on Deming's "Theory of Knowledge." My
original concern was based on the fact that we often build on old
foundations instead of looking for a new "footer" location. In other
words instead of remodeling, we often must demolish and rebuild. More of
a revolution, bifurcation or phase change Vs an incremental change, tweak
or adjustment.

Deming's theory will work if we have the STRENGTH OF CHARACTER to unlearn
and start over, especially with the dawn of complexity science. This is
why I believe personal mastery to be so critical to unlearning > learning.

Maybe we should call this the "unlearning" listserv??? (just kidding)

"How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are
using our knowledge all the time?" Henry David Thoreau

Chuck Wallace


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