10 years, 3 months ago

When another perspective is needed

Russell Ackoff taught about synthesis, the opposite of analysis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_L._Ackoff He said you can’t understand something by looking at its pieces. His three steps of synthetic thinking are to ask: What is this thing a part of? What is the behavior of its containing whole? What is the role of the thing in that containing […]