Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Wednesday's Philosophical Dose

I've been re-reading my Karl Weick as of late and thought that some of his philosophical points are salient for bloggers in the geopolitical sphere. In particular, I think Weick has something to say about the shifting rationale used for the foolish invasion of Iraq. Ruminate on this and let us know what you think:
First, action occurs. Then the "reasons" why the action occurred are invented and inserted retrospectively into the organization's history...Once a person knows the outcome, the reasons for that outcome seem obvious and the person cannot imagine any other outcome.

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