Conversational Paradigm LO6121

Michael McMaster (
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 07:30:52 +0000

Replying to LO6084 --

Francis' last sentence raises what is for me the most important issue that
we're working on. " Conversations within both humans and organizations are
born, live for a while and then die."

What is of particular interest to me is what has a conversation persist.
What creates a long-lived conversation? What is the relationship of all
the small conversations that don't appear to live a long time to such a
long-lived conversation? What is the nature of those conversations that
appear to do harm to conversations of value and possibility but also live
for a long time?

One are of development for me is to see the conversations that I am
working on as part of a larger network fo conversations. My discipline is
to use the conversations that I'm working on as guides to to the many
small conversations that I have and to manage myself in not having those
that don't forward my larger intentions.

Michael McMaster :
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Intelligence is the underlying organisational principle
of the universe. Heraclitus


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