Re: The Learning Organization Structure (fwd)

Keith Cowan (
Sun, 20 Nov 1994 21:34:29 -0500 (EST)

I find opposing views extremely useful if they are based on the
substance of the view and not a a prejudice regarding its presenter!

In this instance, I find your reasons for dismissing Robbins to be
based on prejudice and not on substance. I will continue to rail
against such prejudice wherever it presents itself. BTW, this is not
in any way personal but merely a heartfelt desire to return the list
to an attitude of discovery rather than bias or dismissal that appears
from attacking the man's lack of credentials and way of earning his
living (which I also find offensive). Sincerely...Keith>
> If you can't find something useful in an opposing view than go find
> another list.
> As you stated on another post their is little evidence about learning
> organizations as of now. That sir, is my opposition to following
> Tony Robbins as a model for org learning. I may not have stated it
> clearly or succintly but the warning should have been clear--don't
> believe someone who doesn't have evidence but merely implores you
> with great fervor to do what he suggests---all the while merrily
> trapsing to the bank with funds from your buying his line of
> motivational rah-rah.
> Be more circumspect Keith, evaluate stuff on its merits and the
> evidence (evidence requires facts)--not on how it makes you or others
> feel.
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