There is a circular statement that is often used to describe a state of self-awareness, it goes something like this:
It is not what you know that you don’t know that catches you out, it’s what you don’t know that you don’t know…
Considering this conundrum almost always has the same effect, like the scratch of chalk on a black board, it sets my mental processes on edge.
The life we know is surely complex enough that we must seek out this unknown territory to avoid catastrophe, and yet logic demands that the assertion is correct. Layer this with our propensity for denial and the whole process is fraught with difficulties; like driving on a road with pot-holes in foggy conditions.
Which is why I like to stand back occasionally and take stock, how could things be different to work better? What I’d like is feedback from my LinkedIn partners regarding the work of my company, Informanagement, can anyone spot the things that we don’t know that we don’t know? Products or services we could provide, opportunities to improve existing services and so on.
Perhaps we could form a group that looked at each other’s business interests in a critical way and see if this opened new opportunities for us all? Be interested in your feedback.
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