Quotes of the Week (Week 47/2015)

This week, we offer you some quotes, curated from our link collection on Tumblr.

Seeing last week’s events, they take on a larger, deeper meaning for me. I always knew our work was relevant, but it may well be much more relevant than we thought.

Stay safe.

“Part of the problem seems to be that nobody these days is content to merely put their dent in the universe. No, they have to fucking own the universe. It’s not enough to be in the market, they have to dominate it. It’s not enough to serve customers, they have to capture them.” – RECONSIDER – Signal v. Noise

“Wir alle haben unterdessen die buntesten Powerpoint-Vorträge gesehen, die wir uns vorstellen können, sogar mit Musik und einfliegenden Graphiken und das von allen Seiten. Inhaltlich bleiben diese Vorträge oft flach und hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Wir sind deshalb in unserem Institut wieder dazu übergegangen, Dinge an einer Tafel zu entwickeln und Studenten dazu zu ermutigen, relativ unvorbereitet über ihre wissenschaftlichen Ergebnisse zu berichten.” – Dietrich Lemke (2009), zitiert im Techniktagebuch

“Every time we enter into complexity work with clients we confront limiting beliefs: this won’t work, we’ve already tried it, it’s impossible, the boss will kill it, we don’t know what to do, the answer has to be clear, and so on. Limiting beliefs do a couple of things. First they limit thinking by exerting a powerful constraint over the mind that, left unquestioned, makes us narrow our ability to scan of possibilities. And second, they cognitively entrain our thinking with unhelful attractors, so that when the boss enters the room, so do all our thoughts about the boss’s resourcefulness and support. Doing creative work with unquestioned beliefes in the way is near impossible.” – Limiting beliefs – Chris Corrigan

“Without trust, diversity of opinion does not work.” – Without trust, a diversity of opinion is an argument | Consultants Mind

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