"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Monday, March 23, 2009


"During the next decade many people will be coming around blind curves yelling things at you. They will be too busy to stop and explain, so it will be up to you to figure it out.

If you have paradigm paralysis [i.e. unable to think in new ways], you will be hearing nothing, but threats.

If you have paradigm pliancy [i.e. being pliant or tolerant of new ideas; be tolerant of people who are suggesting those new ideas, and have tolerance toward people who see the world differently], you will be hearing nothing, but opportunity.

I would submit, in the context of all that I have said, that the choice of which you hear is entirely up to you."

~ Joel Arthur Barker, 'Future Edge' (1992) [an update of his earlier debut book, 'Discovering the Future: The Business of Paradigms' (1988);

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