What age cannot teach!

Matt Ridley  in an article (shared by @dscofield) “The Wall Street Journal” – “A Key Lesson of Adulthood: The Need to Unlearn” we can read as follows:

“For adults, one of the most important lessons to learn in life is the necessity of unlearning. We all think that we know certain things to be true beyond doubt, but these things often turn out to be false and, until we unlearn them, they get in the way of new understanding.”

I’ve a few times touched on similar thoughts on “What I thought I knew” and in fact self-confidence in the field of knowledge, which we possess, should at least lead us to questions, to raise questions about the relevance of knowledge, its validity or its reality.

There are some scientific certainties that were kindly included in our luggage of knowledge and that I think we must unlearn or at least ask about!

-Evolution, our evolution, is not finished as Mark Stevenson said and it isn’t cyclical as some economists want to believe it is a function of our ability to adapt to changing is it in the environment, social conditions or in the way of thinking.

“Technology, communication, and competition function in the world today as a process similar to that of natural selection. Technology acts as a mutation mechanism that constantly generates new possibilities. Communication and connectivity allow the combination of ideas, similar to a crossover mechanism. And finally, competition in the marketplace acts as a large selection process that decides what survives and passes on to the next generation. A dynamic that is capable of keeping us in constant revolution and creating this diversity of ideas, products, services, and experiences that we are witnessing.

Darwin never said that the strongest or the most intelligent is the one that survives; what he really said was the one who survives is whoever is better prepared for change, in other words, the most adaptable. In a world of extreme competition as we live, people and organizations need to learn to adapt faster and faster.”- Charles Bezerra 

-The future cannot be seen with a linear thinking.

The future is built as if we were performing a dance spaces with what is possible with what works and what is desirable.

Organizations should seek innovation as the construction of the future where the pursuit of differentiation is to cease to be part of a herd and seek out new alternatives.

The future today spans several generations, more than would be predicted a few years ago, where each one was, is or will be the flag of (r) evolution. The future does not depend on technological tools or products but the mind of every one of us regardless of our features as people.

-Thinking doesn’t work from top to bottom.

Knowledge and creativity are the keys to open the doors of innovation and are increasingly shared or carried out.

Organizations need to innovate to create a favorable environment for innovation with a culture that inspires people and create opening for the development of potential of each one.

Hierarchies tend to disappear and structures become more flat, but it’s the people who the biggest investment must be done, because without them any tool is no longer an investment.

“And what comes next will be even more different as people use the Internet to share and swap, and as corporations turn themselves into fast-changing virtual networks of temporary collaboration rather than centrally directed executors of fixed plans in fixed places. – Mat Ridley

Believe it is essential to innovation! Do you believe in what you read? I will enjoy reading your comments!

 

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