Sunday, October 25, 2009

Does long-term thinking need a scientific temper?

It’s a blog musing of an academic, it is but supported with anecdotal evidence, but it certainly is an intriguing thought. Computer Science Professor David A. Patterson from the University of California, Berkeley wonders whether organizations will get better long-term focus if they get scientists and engineers on board. No prizes for guessing the blogger’s educational background, and while this does tend to dilute the power of the argument quite significantly, the premise does sounds like a good topic for some serious research and analysis. Any scientist or engineer will demand that, won’t they?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with having linear and concrete sequential thinkers on any board. Too often the random and creative types forget how important planning is before any new program or strategy is implemented.
So my questions is.. define scientific temper?
Are we thinking about mad scientists here?