No straight lines

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

I enjoyed Alan Moore’s slideshare from Reboot Britain, No Straight Lines. It’s worth taking a good look.

Al kicks off with a very funny story about a train journey and an iPod that I won’t spoil by summarising. And goes into a passionate diatribe against the limits of linear thinking. Alan seems to be read books like MPs refurbish their homes and there’s lots of good reference material in this. Here’s a couple of useful quotes I extracted:

The? highest? and? best ?form ?of? efficiency ?is? the? spontaneous? cooperation? of? free? people – Woodrow Wilson

Human? nature ?is? not? a ?machine? to ?be ?built? after? a ?model ? and? set ?to? do? exactly? the? work? prescribed? for? it,? but? a? tree,? which? requires ?to ?grow? and? develop ?itself? on? all? sides,? according ?to? the? tendency? of ?the ?inward? forces? which? make? it? a ?living? thing – John Stuart Mill

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