Can we deal with incessant and accelerating change and complexity without revolutionizing our thinking?
Traditionally, our thinking has been designed for routine, for habit, for automation and fixed procedure. We learned
how to do our job, and then we used what we learned over and over. But the problems we now face, and will
increasingly face, require a radically different form of thinking, thinking that is more complex, more adaptable, and
more sensitive to divergent points of view. The world in which we now live requires that
we continually relearn, that
we routinely rethink our decisions, and that we regularly reevaluate the way we work and live. In short, there is a new
world facing us, one in which the power of the mind to command itself, to regularly engage in self-analysis, will
increasingly determine the quality of our work, the quality of our lives, and perhaps even, our very survival.