This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Thursday, February 27, 2003
• Creating Knowledge -- The APICS CMSIG discussion group (I wish they had a web-based archive) has recently fallen into one of its periodic rehashes of favorite philosophical subjects -- the current one is whether the TOC Thinking Processes can be used to create new knowledge. Along this line (knowledge creation, not necessarily the TOC TP implications), I've come across this link at Juha Haataja's Universal Rule weblog. My sense is that knowledge can be created, or at least modified, through techniques and processes that uncover and invalidate erroneous assumptions and paradigms, and that while it is helpful to have explicit outside stimulus involved, it's not absolutely necessary. Although implicit outside stimulus, accessed through the human ability to recall memories, make connections, and discover patterns is definitely a necessary part of the process; fodder upon which the tools and techniques operate.
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