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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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The Thinking Challenge – Part 2 (Audio)

This is the audio form of the post, The Thinking Challenge: Trapped inside, with only a key hole view to the world – Part 2. The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.

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The Thinking Challenge: Trapped Inside with Only a Keyhole View to the World – Part 2

In part 1, I had proposed that we are caught in a few thinking traps and fail to comprehend that we have at least 2 views to our world.

  • Analytical thinking is dealing with the world as it is: Comprehending reality.
  • Conceptual thinking is the world as it can be : Visualising the world with its myriad connects; both the apparent and the hazy.

In this part, I want to counterpose the consequences of overly being in the analytical mode and ignoring the conceptual faculty of our thinking (Click to tweet). Let us tease this proposition a little bit further and see what we come up with. Read more »

The Thinking Challenge: Part 1 (Audio)

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This will enable to you to download the post and listen to it at your leisure.  You may be too busy to read the post at one go and may want to listen to it later while on the road or while exercising. Or may be you want to use this audio as the seed for a discussion with your colleagues, trainees or students.

This first post is the audio form of the post, The Thinking Challenge: The trap we willingly walk into – Part 1 (Click to Tweet). The narrator is Sohandeep Hattar.

Feel free to download and use as you see fit. My only conditions are that you credit theotherview.in as the source if you are sharing this with others and that you come back here to post your own views and feedback in the form of comments.

The Thinking Challenge: The Trap We Willingly Walk Into – Part 1

Over the last 30 years, having been part of many discussions and meetings at various levels and forums, I have often wondered about the quality of thinking in these discussions. The ones where I found it to be of high quality, it almost always had the following:

  • A well thought out proposition on the table.
    • Carefully distilled information (not the whole database) that helps to comprehend the proposition. Read more »

Wayne Brockbank’s View

Some 2300 years ago, King Philip of Macedonia had a precocious son by the name of Alexander.  When Alexander was 13 years old, a man from neighbouring Thessaly offered to sell a beautiful black stallion to the King.  The horse was intended to serve as a kind of peace offering between the two kingdoms.  The problem quickly arose that the horse was unmanageable and even vicious; he threw and injured Philip’s best riders.  King Philip began to take this situation as an affront and with agitation dismissed the aggressive horse and its owner.   At that point young Alexander stepped forward and asked his father if he might give the horse a try.  His father responded, “Okay but if the horse throws you, you forfeit the equivalent of the value of the horse.”
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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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