The sciences of complexity change our perspective and thinking. Perhaps, as a result we should, especially in management, focus more attention on what we are doing than what we should be doing. Following the thinking presented by the most advanced scientific researchers, the important question to answer is not what should happen in the future, but what is happening now?
Our focus should be on the communicative interaction creating the continuously developing pattern that is our life.reminds me of a quote of Dave Snowden's
Knowledge Management should be focused on real, tangible intractable problems not aspirational goals. It should deal pragmatically with the evolutionary possibilities of the present rather then seeking idealistic solutions.We really must get away from talking conceptually about the future and "Seize the Day". Seneca and Horace understood this over 2,000 years ago.
Credit: Dave Snowden
The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
Credit: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Scale back your long hopes to a short period. While we speak, time is envious and is running away from us. Seize the day, trusting little in the future.And more recently, in this wonderful clip from the film "The Dead Poet's Society with Robin Williams.
"Carpe diem is the Latin for Seize the day!"
I have blogged about this before in On idealistic solutions.