THE OFTEN-ASKED QUESTION OF WHICH CAME FIRST, the chicken or the egg, captures the deeply held sense there must be some order to things—that there must be a “this” before there is a “that.” It is the kind of simple mind trick that nature moved beyond long ago. Whatever the answer is, it did not constrain the power of nature to make both the chicken and the egg.
Avoiding the Trap of Sequential Thinking and the Illusion of Logic
“This” coming before “that” is somehow not a constraint on creativity. This is a core idea planners must hold as they help their organizations move into the future. “This” before “that” is an illusion that exists only in the mind of the thinker; it is ...