02 November 2007

2 Change in Thinking - New Economic Age

Once people change their thinking, all other changes follow. In this segment, I compare the philosophy of Rene Descartes and Adam Smith - making the claim that organizing around the principles of analytic, or reductionist, thinking led to capitalism. An economic and social revolution followed from an intellectual revolution. This pattern is set to happen again, as organizations and leaders begin to organize around the principles of systems thinking.

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