Some favorite quotes     Laurence Kaptain • arts leader
"Institutions will try topreserve the problem towhich they are the solution."                                           Cl...
“One of the main barriersto turning knowledge intoaction is the tendency totreat talking aboutsomething as equivalent toac...
“Be very wary of judging people just onthe basis of how smart they sound, andparticularly on their ability to findproblems ...
“Beware the calculations of the meek,who gambled nothing gave nothing,and could never receive enough.”                    ...
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  1. 1. Some favorite quotes Laurence Kaptain • arts leader
  2. 2. "Institutions will try topreserve the problem towhich they are the solution." Clay ShirkyWhen a field becomes tooself referential and cut offfrom reality it runs the risk ofbecoming irrelevant. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Laurence Kaptain • arts leader
  3. 3. “One of the main barriersto turning knowledge intoaction is the tendency totreat talking aboutsomething as equivalent toactually doing somethingabout it.” The Knowing-Doing Gap, Robert Sutton and Jeffrey Pfeffer Laurence Kaptain • arts leader
  4. 4. “Be very wary of judging people just onthe basis of how smart they sound, andparticularly on their ability to findproblems or fault with ideas. These aredangerous people.They are smart enough to stop thingsfrom happening, but not action orientedenough to find ways of overcoming theproblems they have identified.” The Knowing-Doing Gap, Robert Sutton and Jeffrey Pfeffer Laurence Kaptain • arts leader
  5. 5. “Beware the calculations of the meek,who gambled nothing gave nothing,and could never receive enough.” John Ciardi"If youre not prepared to be wrong,youll never come up with anythingoriginal." Sir Ken Robinson Laurence Kaptain • arts leader
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