Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

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

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Henry Blodget spotted this image. I think it captures very succinctly the perils of retrospective coherence – the myriad ways we tidy up history to make things seem more linear.

I think the delusion of linearity accounts for a lot of not-very-effective training and even-less-effective bureaucracy. Processes and skills are reduced to simple steps and a kind of mindless consistency is championed.

I think learning needs to be messier; amid all those twists and turns are the discoveries and surprises that satisfy the participant and help new things stick. We have to embrace a certain degree of edginess and discomfort but in return we get aliveness and engagement.

With some friends I’ve put up a website which elaborates a little on this kind of edge thinking.

Hat tip: Viv’s tweet

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