„In a world that changes at an exponential rate, members of such world community have to be very proficient in finding reasonable solutions to the problems that they face by themselves.“
citizenship in the changing world of tomorrow.
„The principle of bounded rationality [is] the capacity of the human mind for formulating and solving complex problems is very small compared with the size of the problems whose solution is required for objectively rational behavior in the real world — or even for a reasonable approximation to such objective rationality.“
Variant: The principle of bounded rationality [is] the capacity of the human mind for formulating and solving complex problems is very small compared with the size of the problems whose solution is required for objectively rational behavior in the real world — or even for a reasonable approximation to such objective rationality.
Source: 1940s-1950s, Administrative Behavior, 1947, p. 198.
„Russia thus interests us because it may help us to find some solution for the great problems which face the world today. It interests us specially because conditions there have not been, and are not even now, very dissimilar to conditions in India. Both are vast agricultural countries with only the beginnings of industrialisation, and both have to face poverty and illiteracy. If Russia finds a satisfactory solution for these, our work in India is made easier.“
— Jawaharlal Nehru Indian lawyer, statesman, and writer, first Prime Minister of India 1889 - 1964
Soviet Russia: Some Random Sketches and Impressions (1949)
„The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of the world and remember, it will be a poet, not a scientist.“
— Frank Lloyd Wright American architect (1867-1959) 1867 - 1959
As quoted in The Star (1959) and Morrow's International Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations (1982) by Jonathon Green.
— Gianni Sarcone Italian author, artist, designer, and researcher in visual perception and cognitive psychology 1962
„In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.“
— Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983
Section 32 <!-- also quoted in On Becoming a Leader (1989) by Warren G. Bennis, p. 189 -->
Reflections on the Human Condition (1973)
Variant: In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Context: The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
„The class of "No technical solution problems" has members. My thesis is that the "population problem," as conventionally conceived, is a member of this class.“
— Garrett Hardin American ecologist 1915 - 2003
Tragedy of the Commons ( read on-line http://science.sciencemag.org/content/162/3859/1243.full), 1968.
Tragedy of the Commons (1968)
„If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
There is no indication that Einstein said this. According to Quote Investigator, the earliest publication of a quote similar was in a collection of articles about manufacturing in 1966, when an employee of the Stainless Processing Company wrote a piece titled "The Manufacturing Manager's Skills." The article attributed the quote to an unnamed professor at Yale, by saying, "If I had only one hour to solve a problem, I would spend up to two-thirds of that hour in attempting to define what the problem is." (See, 1966, The Manufacturing Man and His Job by Robert E. Finley and Henry R. Ziobro, "The Manufacturing Manager's Skills" by William H. Markle (Vice President, Stainless Processing Company, Chicago, Illinois), Start Page 15, Quote Page 18, Published by American Management Association, Inc., New York. Verified on paper). https://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/05/22/solve/
Variant: If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.
Source: The Eternal Champion (1970), Chapter 23 “In Loos Ptokai” (p. 137)
„The world has tried fundamentalists, Communists and conservatives and has now turned to the Hindus to find solutions to the problems… Hindus should rise in unison and show the world leadership based on values.“
— Mohan Bhagwat Indian activist 1950
As quoted in " Time for Hindus to show leadership to the world: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat http://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/bhagwat-time-for-hindus-to-show-leadership-to-the-world/", The Indian Express (22 November 2014)
„He is a citizen of the world in that he represents his nation, which is a member of the community of the world.“
— Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse British sociologist 1864 - 1929
Source: Liberalism (1911), Chapter V, Gladstone And Mill, p. 56 .
„Unless we find a solution to the problem of interlocking patents, the patent system may actually impede the very innovation it was designed to encourage.“
Source: Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism (2008), Ch. 6, The tyranny of interlocking patents, p. 128
Context: The days are over when technology can be advanced in laboratories by individual scientists alone. Now you need an army of lawyers to negotiate the hazardous terrain of interlocking patents. Unless we find a solution to the problem of interlocking patents, the patent system may actually impede the very innovation it was designed to encourage.
„If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.“
— George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959
Biennial Report of the Chief of Staff, US Army (1 September 1945)
„In my lifetime all our problems have come from mainland Europe and all the solutions have come from the English-speaking nations across the world.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Speech to Scottish Tories in 1999 http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Did+they+REALLY+say+that%3F+AS+A+SHORTLIST+IS+COMPILED+OF+THE+YEAR%27S...-a0109790331
— Jay Samit American businessman 1961
Source: Disrupt You! (2015), p.219
Until the Final Hour : Hitler's Last Secretary (2004) edited by Melissa Müller, Foreword, p. 3.
Context: We should listen to the voice of conscience. It does not take nearly as much courage as one might think to admit to our mistakes and learn from them. Human beings are in this world to learn and to change themselves in learning.
„It's amazing how even with the language barrier women still communicate. You talk to women around the world and you find out we all have the same problems.“
— Beverly White American politician 1928 - 2021
As quoted in Tooele Transcript-Bulletin https://archive.ph/rZrYW (October 12, 1995)
State in regards to the World Conference on Women, 1995
„In problem-posing education, people develop their power to perceive critically the way they existin the world with which and in which they find themselves; they come to see the world not as a static reality, but as a reality in process, in transformation.“
— Paulo Freire educator and philosopher 1921 - 1997
Source: Pedagogia do oprimido (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) (1968, English trans. 1970), Chapter 2
„Almost every organization… exhibits two faces — a smiling face which it turns toward its members and a frowning face which it turns to the world outside.“
— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
Source: 1950s, The Organizational Revolution: A study in the ethics of economic organization, 1953, p. 10 as cited in: Joseph T. Mahoney & Anne S. Huff (1993) Toward a New Social Contract. Theory in Organization Science https://ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/30105/towardnewsocialc93136maho.pdf?sequence=2 Faculty paper, University of Illinois at Urbana