Sunday, October 24, 2021


Logic is the deep structure in language; hidden clue of creativity and superglue of scientific reasoning and philosophical wisdom.

Complexity, ambiguity, uncertainty are the reality today; it’s important to deal with the nonlinear, hyperconnected situations in today's digital dynamic. 

The most important capability of the cognitive mind with coherent logic is the willingness and ability to seek out knowledge, gain an in-depth understanding of people or things, identify problem areas, dig into root causes, make effective decisions and come up with novel solutions for moving forward.

Creative logic: Creativity is the high level mental capacity for recognition of intelligence, twisting and reconnecting dots to turn the spark into an expressible idea. Creative expansion cannot happen without imagination, passion, participation and cross disciplinary knowledge. Being creative does not necessarily mean you are completely spontaneous or lack logic. In fact, creative logic is the glue to bind up multiple pieces of innovative ideas, it could be either organic or integral; informative or intuitive. And often, creative outcomes come from recombining ideas in different ways to create the fresh ideas or new concepts cross-interdisciplinarily.

Creativity and logic actually are the “hybrid truth.” From a creative lens, logic is neither the same as conventional wisdom nor linear understanding or arithmetic rules only. Rather, it’s the hidden clue that enables people to see underneath the surface, expand their perspectives to shape a unique vision, interweave their emotional wholeness to generate new experience and come up with novel ideas. Thus, creativity is infused with an inner cohesion, mental agility, perceptual dexterity, and clicks at the intersection of consciousness and subconsciousness.

System logic: People, organizations, societies are systems. Every system has this side, that side, and the interrelationships of both sides. Complex problems are seen and experienced differently by different people. System logic is the coherent construction of a selection of aspects of issues; it provides a perspective that characterizes, analyzes, synthesizes, and then, recognizes both patterns and anomalies of a contextualized system. When investigating and handling complex problems, system logic helps people see the interconnected pieces, the interdependent relationships, the emerging properties, including interfaces and interactions associated with them.

System logic is inclusive, providing insight into interdependent components, emergent properties, and gains an accurate holistic understanding of the overall situation. It helps to address all elements of the entity and its environment in which the problems are generated and provides a structural framework for digging into the root causes. If using system logic to rationalize cause and effect, distinguish between symptom and cause when evaluating activities within a system, there are multitudes of causes and multitudes of effects which only become apparent as the observer changes how they describe the system (organizations, structures, elements, environments, etc). The goal is to figure out “why” and “what” about the problem before jumping to the “how,” with the ultimate goal for effective problem-solving.

Paradoxical logic:
Paradox is the two sides of the coin which can exist side by side. Paradoxical logic enables people to balance out the biases, embrace complementary viewpoints, understand the situation profoundly in order to make effective decisions or craft better strategies. Paradoxical logic glues up a holistic point of view. In terms of “viewpoint,” one does often need to integrate different perspectives, even if they are opposite; and continue searching for new perspectives to uncover the myth behind the truth.

Without broad knowledge, profound insight, and ultimate wisdom, you can not understand both sides of the coin cohesively or discern multifaceted truth confidently. Professionals with high paradoxical intelligence are insightful and objective, they can see things from different angles; penetrate, perceive, and ponder, seamlessly integrate analysis with synthesis, in order to highlight the point and catch the wholeness.

Coherence is simply about logic and consistency. In today’s digital world, inference and logic are often nonlinear and multidimensional, enabling people to uncover patterns and understand the interconnectivity of complex issues holistically. Logic is the structure in language; hidden clue of creativity and superglue of scientific reasoning and philosophical wisdom.


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