Deming: Learning!

From: Max More (
Date: Sun May 14 2000 - 14:20:18 MDT

I'm in the middle of reading "The Art of the Long View: Planning for the
Future in an Uncertain World". I just felt like sharing this quotation form
p. 78:

The most remarkable people understand that their ability to *be* remarkable
depends on their skill at listening to others. A few years ago writer Art
Kleiner interviewed the late W. Edwards Deming, founder of the "quality
movement" first in Japan and then in the United States. Wht was the
greatest pleasure he took in his work? "Learning!" the ninety-two-year-old
Deming thundered, and steered the conversation to what his interviewer
could tell him.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute.
CEO, MoreLogic Solutions. or

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