To learn anything other than the stuff you find in books, you need to be able to experiment, to make mistakes, to accept feedback, and to try again. It doesn't matter whether you are learning to ride a bike or starting a new career, the cycle of experiment, feedback, and new experiment is always the
If there is one general law of communication it is that we never communicate as effectively as we think we do.
The first step is to measure whatever can easily be measured. This is OK as far as it goes. The second step is to disregard that which can't be easily measured or to give it an arbitrary quantitative value. This is artificial and misleading. The third step is to presume that what can't be measured e
Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong.
Competition is healthy ... but there is more to life than winning or we should nearly all be losers
You have to stand outside the box to see how the box can be re-designed.
The future is not inevitable. We can influence it, if we know what we want it to be.
I like less the story that a frog if put in cold water will not bestir itself if that water is heated up slowly and gradually and will in the end let itself be killed, boiled alive, too comfortable with continuity to realize that continuous change at some point may become intolerable and demand a ch
Forget land, buildings, or machines-the real source of wealth today is intelligence, applied intelligence. We talk glibly of "intellectual property" without taking on board what it really means. It isn't just patent rights and brand names; it is the brains of the place.
Instead of a national curriculum for education, what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child
It is tempting to call for better leadership, but we probably expect too much from the leaders of the nations. Those nations are too big, the connections not strong enough, the commitment to the future not long enough. It is better to look smaller, to our now-smaller organisations, to local communit
Why don't we teach our children in school what they are? We should say to them, 'You are unique... you have the capacity for anything. You are a marvel'.
We cannot wait for great visions from great people, for they are in short supply. It is up to us to light our own small fires in the darkness.
The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world-not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul.
A leader shapes and shares a vision, which gives point to the work of others.
Presidents, leaders, to be effective have to represent the whole to the parts and to the world outside. They may live in the centre but they must not be the centre. To reinforce the common sense they must be a constant teacher, ever travelling, ever talking, ever listening, the chief missionary of t
If economic progress means that we become anonymous cogs in some great machine, then progress is an empty promise.
The sobering thought is that individuals and societies are not, in the end, remembered for how they made their money, but for how they spent it.
A consultant solves other people"s problems. I could never do that. I want to help other people solve their own problems.
Change is only another word for growth, another synonym for learning.
The world by and large has to be reinvented.
Creativity is born of chaos, even if it is somewhat difficult to glimpse the possibilities in the midst of the confusion.
This is just a preliminary study of this facility,
Creativity needs a bit of untidiness. Make everything too neat and there is no room for experiment.
Purpose, pattern, and people, the three P's at the heart of life.
We should see schools as safe arenas for experimenting with life, for discovering our talents... for taking responsibity for tasks and others people, for learning how to learn... and for exploring our beliefs about life and society.
The market is a mechanism for sorting the efficient from the inefficient, it is not a substitute for responsibility.
Talent comes with an individual name tag.
We need to have faith in the future to make sense of the present.
We learn by reflecting on what has happened. The process seldom works in reverse, although most educational processes assume that it does. We hope that we can teach people how to live before they live, or how to manage before they manage.