Chapter 9The Case for Appreciative Intelligence

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.—Buddha1

For some readers the introduction of new concepts, including the specific new construct of Appreciative Intelligence, will be accommodated or assimilated into knowledge or belief systems with a degree of ease. For others, the ideas presented in this book may generate discomfort or skepticism because they do not readily fit within the readers’ worldview based on their experiences or understanding. Chapters 9 and 10 are for readers who want more information to resolve ambiguity or skepticism, those who come from various fields of the social sciences and want further explanations, and ...

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