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You're A Genius by Steven Taylor

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Chapter 5

Working on Your Own Leadership: Practice Experiments

For most of us the word experiment conjures up an image of a scientist in a laboratory. The scientist carefully follows a procedure, perhaps mixing together a batch of chemicals and then tests the resulting liquid to see how well it works as a glue. The scientist then repeats the same process making one change, perhaps a different chemical or a different amount of one of the chemicals, and repeats the tests to see if the second liquid works better or worse as a glue.

These sorts of experiments are done in the techno-rational1 tradition and are based on a variety of assumptions about the world. They assume that things behave the same way under the same conditions—if I drop a ball ...

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