Russell Ackoff

Russell Ackoff

In systems thinking, increases in understanding are believed to be obtainable by expanding the systems to be understood, not by reducing them to their elements. Understanding proceeds from the whole to its parts, not from the parts to the whole as knowledge does.More Russell Ackoff quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the satisfaction we derive from 'going there' in contrast to the satisfaction derived from 'getting there.' Recreation provides 'the pause that refreshes.' It recreates creators.More Russell Ackoff quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Creativity is the ability to identify self-imposed constraints, remove them, and explore the consequences of their removal.More Russell Ackoff quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The lower the rank of managers, the more they know about fewer things. The higher the rank of managers, the less they know about many things.More Russell Ackoff quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Common sense … has the very curious property of being more correct retrospectively than prospectively. It seems to me that one of the principal criteria to be applied to successful science is that its results are almost always obvious retrospectively; unfortunately, they seldom are prospectively. Common sense provides a kind of ultimate validation after science has completed its work; it seldom anticipates what science is going to discover.More Russell Ackoff quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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