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Editorial: Interesting read

Editor Joan Ritchie's editorial from this week's edition of The Moose Jaw Express
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Editorial by Joan Ritchie

Because my work involves reading and editing most of the day, it is only logical that I prefer other activities during my evenings and weekends. Although this is routine, when I am on vacation or away from routine, there’s nothing better than enjoying books to stimulate my cerebral cortex. 

One such book that I have read gives plenty of fodder for thought about just that, thinking. The book, The Decision Book – Fifty models for strategic thinking by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler, offers theories on thinking things through to a decision and how to maximize the thought process. Although it is fairly easy reading and not long, it’s a book that a person will want to refer back to over and over again through the course of time. The human mind is so amazing and complex, it’s pretty hard to imagine that it started with apes & neanderthals and morphed over time to where we are today.  

The book has been written for anyone who deals with people on a regular basis and the introduction says, “…you will be confronted by the same questions time and time again: How do I make the right decision? How can I motivate myself or my team? How can I change things? How can I work more efficiently? And on a more personal level: What do my friends reveal about me? Do I live in the here and now? What do I want?”

The book doesn’t give straight answers but it is food for thought.  It is also a workbook where models are presented as a guide to help you get to know yourself better and full of quotes to hit the points home.  

Isn’t it interesting how some things just hit home and are relevant in the here and now?  

I found this quote cited very interesting, considering some of the issues recently presented in our community.  

“A great nation is like a great man:  when he makes a mistake, he realizes it.  Having realized it, he admits it.  Having admitted it, he corrects it.  He considers those who point out his faults as his more benevolent teachers.”  -Lao Tzu

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.  



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