Saturday, August 21, 2010

A SAMPLING OF AXIOMS FROM 'LEAPING THE ABYSS: PUTTING GROUP GENIUS TO WORK', by Gayle Pergamit & Chris Peterson

"An axiom cannot be proven to be true: it simply is. The value of an axiom is found only by discovery - through applying it to real situations."

■ The future is rational only in hindsight.

■ You can't get THERE from HERE; but you can get HERE from THERE.

■ Discovering you don't know something is the first step to knowing it.

■ Everything that someone tells you is true. They are reporting their experience of reality.

■ To argue with someone else's experience is a waste of time.

■ To add someone's experience to your experience, to create a new experience, is possibly valuable.

■ The only valid test of an idea, concept or theory is what it enables you to do.

■ You understand the instructions only after you have assembled the red wagon.

■ If you can't have fun with the problem, you will never solve it.

■ Every individual in this room already possesses an answer.

■ The purpose of this intensive interaction is to stimulate one, several or all of us to remember and extract what we already know.

■ Creativity is the process of eliminating options.

■ In every adverse condition, there are hundreds of good solutions.

■ You fail until you succeed.

■ Nothing fails like success.

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