Noam Chomsky Quote: What does it mean — in the Lean Agile Context?

Noam Chomsky:

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.”

What do you think does this mean within the context of our society?

What do you think does this mean within the context of religion?

What do you think does this mean within the context of Lean Agile?

Being Lean and Agile means learning how to question authority and developing critical thinking skills — you have to be thinking through the complex issues for yourself. You have freedom to think outside the boxdon’t be passive, obedient and compliant cog — speak your truth! These are important skills if we are to be innovative and agents of change — we must become the change we want to see — for the greater good. Start exercising these skills in your Daily StandUp, Sprint Review, Retrospective, and everywhere else!

By Clarence Galapon

CE, MBA, Lean Agile Coach, Trainer, Teacher, SPC, RTE, PSM, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, CC, ABNLP NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, NLP Coach, NLP Trainer, Practical Psychologist, Life Coach, Software Executive, Entrepreneur, Author, Investor, and Innovator with a Creative, Lean, Agile, and Wander mindset.

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