Monday, March 09, 2009

President Obama Encourages Use of Theory in Science, Discounts Its Application to Management

In a speech on restoring scientific integrity, President Obama said he would make decisions on facts, not on ideology. Here’s the contrast:

Science= Theory-test-results-(confirmation, revision or rejection of theory)

Government Leadership=Facts, not ideology-(this means operating without theory)

It’s an odd contrast, even a conundrum. Facts alone won't put America on a different course. Profound management could, but our corporate board rooms and hallowed halls of government haven't a clue. The heavy losses continue.

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