– November 15, 2009
As I understand it, languages that are read from left to right promote linear thought. While languages that are read from right to left promote non-linear, holistic thought. It’s the balance between forest and tree perspectives that leads to innovative leaps.
Well, for centuries the Chinese centralized system of government has determined where resources would be allocated. Thank God. Let us hope they continue to hamper the native inventive capabilities that the way their language is notated promotes.
After Pearl Harbor a Japanese Admiral was said to have suggested they had awakened a sleeping giant. Let us hope the Chinese dragon does not awaken to their inate advantages.
America has been the most powerful innovative force in the world for centuries. I don’t like the idea of hoping we’ll continue our leadership in that field.
What are you doing to support and promote creativity and the implementation of new ideas in your team, company and community?
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