The Six Men of Indostan

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I’m taking an EdX class on wicked problems (which has been excellent so far), and they just shared the video below which features the traditional story of the six men of Indostan. We included a print version of the same (by John Godfrey Saxe) in the front matter of WPC Book 1 to drive home the same point (on the importance of seeking diverse perspectives when working with complex issues). I think it succinctly illustrates the folly of trying to solve (or even grasp) complex issues from a single perspective, so I thought I’d share it here.

You can't solve (or even grasp) a complex issue from a single perspective. Click To Tweet