Intro -- Richard Karash

Richard Karash (
Mon, 17 Oct 1994 17:36:44 +0059 (EDT)

On Mon, 17 Oct 1994 wrote:

> - Who else is out there?!! Lets use this list to move forward in our
> learning. First step is communicating.

I've been thinking about the same thing. If we were together in a meeting
of some kind, we certainly would. If you wish to do so, may I suggest:

- Describe your experience with the learning organization concepts
- Say something the questions you have, what you are curious about, etc.
- Put "Intro -- your name" in the subject line so these intro messages
might be retrieved later from a possible archive.

Here's mine:

I'm a consultant, trainer, and facilitator and I specialize in Systems
Thinking. Over the past two years, I have particularly enjoyed working on
programs to develop internal talent in systems thinking and the other
disciplines of the learning organization in our client organizations. My
background is physics, I worked for several years building models of
consumer markets. Most of my career has been as an exec in two start-up
high tech companies, one quite successful and one which left the
participants with some "scar tissue."

I'm most interested in what are the hurdles to widespread, effective
learning in organizations and what can be done about these hurdles.

And, I'll close by saying that when I started on this learning
organization stuff, I thought it was just a job. But, to my pleasant
surprise, it has affected my life and my person in many, many ways.