Dealing with Complexity LO6398

Richard Karash (
Wed, 3 Apr 1996 22:22:30 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO6372 --

Manuel, I doubt that I really understand the distinction you are making
between the "natural world" and the "human world". Could you say a little
more about this distinction?

I said in my earlier msg, "even if we have great aspirations and good
reflection skills, we won't get far unless we can understand our complex
world." Perhaps I should have said "...unless we can better understand
our complex world" since I don't mean to imply that it can ever be
understood fully.

When I say "world" I am talking about about the world in which we live,
and also the peculiarities of human perception and how we think.

Finally, could you give an example or illustration of #2 (below)? For me
and others not familiar with the Flores material, that would help.

-- Rick

On Tue, 2 Apr 1996, Manuel Manga wrote:
> Richard while I agree with you and Senge that in order to be effective
> in designing learning organizations we all have to get better at
> "dealing with complexity and a complex world ", I have two comments:
> 1. The distinction world, I distinguish the natural world and the
> human world. which world are you speaking of ?
> 2. Fernando Flores observes that while other observers and business
> get swept away in chaos and complexity, he teaches observers to
> be more competent observers of the world and to produce simplicity.
> This is not meant to put down chaos or complexity, but to also
> be competent to observe the world from different distinctions
> that allow for simplicity and breakthroughs.
> Manuel Manga <>


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