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If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking. ~Buckminster Fuller

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance it is the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J Boorstin

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~John Wooden

Where is the wisdom
we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge
we have lost in information? ~T. S. Eliot

When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much. ~Fen-Yang

Writings Writings

Game of ChangePlaying the Game of Change: Creating Conditions to Thrive offers a complex adaptive systems perspective on change. This framework is based on findings from contemporary sciences which suggest that human affairs are subject to the same principles that govern living systems. The Game of Change applies these principles to determine how best to navigate the three phases of change — Emergence, Metastability, and Transcendence — which can be likened to the cycle of birth, growth, and death/transformation. By discerning the principles operating behind the events and the details, one can make sense of ambiguous situations and thus, know what conditions to create to achieve greater congruence between intentions and outcomes. Download (PDF format, zipped, 202KB) or view (PDF format, 979 KB) it.


ParadoxingNavigating in conditions far from certainty and agreement is about finding one's way beyond the edge of conventional wisdom. Beyond the edge of what is true, reasonable or possible awaits discernment of the paradoxes — seeming absurdities emerging from the interplay of opposites — that characterize predicaments. Paradoxing is a thinking tool to help develop individual and collective capacity to work with the tensions and paradoxes of human affairs.


Vision of HealthThe new federal dollars for healthcare offer an unparalleled opportunity to invest in the Vision of Health endorsed by the Government of Ontario in 1989. These new dollars could encourage bridging boundaries — between sectors, organizations, professional practices, well-established interests groups, etc — in search of new collaborative relationships and practices to fulfill this broader notion of health.


Discussion ForumTips for a Successful Discussion Forum

To reap the benefits of a successful discussion forum, invest in the means, not just the end. Getting a discussion forum off the ground requires significant investments of time, skill and leadership before it becomes a self-sustaining asset.