First Principles of LO LO12002

Edwin Brenegar III (
Thu, 16 Jan 1997 19:57:49 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO11935 --

David, Marilyn, et al:

It would seem that your biological paradigm is appropriate beyond merely
the structural. It seems to me that learning is an intrisic part of
growth, whether as a biological organism, a sociolgical organism (company,
community, family, etc.) or as a human organism. Because it is intrisic,
it is fundamental to life, without it we cease to exist. So it would seem
that it is rather difficult to get "behind" the notion of learning or
growth, except to demonstrate its many manifestation within different
organisms. And because of learning/growth's intrinsic nature that we
often mistake it for something else, or take it for granted as an
ontological given, when it is something aking to the electrical impulse
which enliven our biological bodies as a vast neural network of constant
information sharing.

So I would say that we have arrived an one of our key first principles by
reflecting on the nature of learning in organizations.

Onward and upward in the great adventure of discovery,

Ed Brenegar
Leadership Resources
Hendersonville, NC 298791
704-693-0720 voice/fax

On Wed, 15 Jan 1997 wrote:

> Dear LO group:
> Perhaps the Learning Organization (LO) can be understood as comparable to
> all living organisms. Cellular life is biologically defined by six
> fundamental characteristics:
> Organization, Growth, Movement, Irritability, Metabolism, and Reproduction

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