The value trinity – analysis, design and execution

Tweet Matthew Taylor’s third annual lecture as Chief Executive of the RSA was titled Left Brain, Right Brain.  While the left and right alluded to political viewpoints and the focus was on public policymaking, the title would have worked if referring specifically to the brain hemispheres and focusing on business decision-making, a discipline which is overly left-brain oriented and heavily focused on analysis. Our pre-occupation with analysis is partly cultural, rooted in western philosophy’s origins in Ancient Greece.  Plato’s search for truth, Aristotle’s classification system and Socratic questioning and challenge have together formed the foundations of western education (including management… Read more