Monthly Archives: September 2011

Thinking Takes Practice; Talking Isn’t Enough

  A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.     Winston Churchill  These days not changing ones mind and not changing the subject is called “staying on message.” And “staying on message,” as I learned when I randomly sampled the 57,200,000 hits Google turned up for me, is considered… Read More »

Beyond the Rant: Deliverables, Part Two

I suggested in the July Random Riff that we might avoid the slippery slope of “deliverables” by making a distinction between “outputs” and “outcomes.” Specifically, I had in mind what claims those of us engaged in the business of transforming social systems can make without saying more than we know. (These musings, of course, will… Read More »