THE PRINCIPLE OF CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing.
John Milton (1608–1674), English poet
FORGING is a problem-solving principle that uses constructive conflict to uncover and validate new ideas and strategies. Like a blacksmith’s forge, ideas are subjected to the “heat” of discussion and the “blows” of contention until a practical solution begins to take shape.
If you happened to be walking down West Third Street in Dayton, Ohio, during the summer of 1900, ...