Thinking together

Posted by Kirsten Gibbs
Last updated 20th March 2023
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  • "Think for yourself, but not by yourself."

    My ear caught the phrase on Radio 4 this morning and I was intrigued.  It's from Julian Baggini's new book "How to think like a philosopher"  (on my shopping list already, of course).

    I don't know about you, but I am all too often guilty of thinking by myself.   Working things through on my own, running off down blind alleys, diving into rabbit holes, only to end up at a conclusion I could have looked up.

    I'd have got there much quicker if I'd talked to other people.

    It's not that other people necessarily know more than I do, it's that they might, and even if they don't, going through my thinking out loud, to a group of people with shared values and different perspectives is bound to clarify my workings.

    Luckily, when you run your business with a team, you have that like-hearted thinking club ready-made.  Encourage everyone in it to think for themselves, then do your important business thinking together.  You'll like the results.

    Discipline makes Daring possible.


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