Thursday, April 21, 2016

“Digital Valley” Book Quotes Collection II

Decisions always refer to the future.
  • Wisdom is often abstract, and Systems Thinking is the ability to think conceptually on the higher level.

  • In System Thinking, the true wisdom often comes from a willingness to let go of past learning.

  • In a broader sense, Systems Thinking is a path to greater awareness.

  • Systems Thinking  provides the more holistic way to view the problems.

  • Systems Thinkers shape a worldview based on the realization of interconnectedness.

  • Decisions are necessary as a result of limited resources in time, knowledge, capital, people.

  • Decisions always refer to the future.

  • Future is always uncertain.

  • Decisions are always characterized by the lack of information and knowledge.

  • Prognoses are always difficult - in particular those referring to the future.

  • Future is the most difficult problem of our era.

  • The safest point in time for a prognosis is shortly after the event.

  • The best way to predict future is to invent it.

  • There will be a time when our offspring will be astonished at our lack of knowledge of such apparent issues.

  • All our finite decisions are taken in a very transient emotional stage.
  • Culture is like the visible and invisible levels of an iceberg -”the solid state of “water.”

  • Culture is the Corporate DNA.

  • Culture is the heartbeat of the organization and our society.

  • Culture is collective mindsets, attitudes, and behaviors.

  • Culture should be a business ‘app,’ everyone can apply it daily.

  • Culture is the organization’s fingerprint.

  • Culture is what happens when the managers are not around.

  • Organizational culture is just like the “Operation System” of the organization, you need reboot periodically to keep it running smoothly.


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