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Reconstructing Your Worldview: The Four Core Beliefs You Need to Solve Complex Business Problems Paperback – September 17, 2014
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About the Author
Bartley J. Madden retired as a Managing Director of Credit Suisse/HOLT after a career in money management and investment research that included the founding of Callard Madden & Associates. His early research led to the development of the CFROI valuation framework that is used today by money management firms worldwide.
Madden’s current research focuses on knowledge building and wealth creation as opposite sides of the same coin. The YouTube video "Reconstructing Your Worldview" provides insights about the four core beliefs central to this book and their application to solving complex problems. His view on the role of capitalism in making the world a better place is the subject of a forthcoming book and presented in the YouTube video "Capitalism and Management's Core Responsibilities." Additionally, his work in finance and systems thinking is summarized in his book, Wealth Creation: A Systems Mindset for Building and Investing in Businesses for the Long Term. For more on these topics visit his website www.LearningWhatWorks.com.
Madden’s proposal to restructure the Food and Drug Administration is presented in his book, Free To Choose Medicine: Better Drugs Sooner at Lower Cost, which was developed in journal articles in Regulation, Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals, and Medical Hypotheses. At the present time, the core Free To Choose Medicine principles of consumer choice and competition for the FDA are being implemented by various state governments via Right To Try legislation that is designed to enable patients, fighting life-threatening illnesses, to access not-yet-approved drugs.
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Karen Hardtke, COO, Insurance Knowledge Inc.
1. Uniquely connects four powerful dots no one has ever done before:
----a. Our past experiences shape our assumptions
----b. Our language is perception's silent partner
----c. Improve performance by identifying and fixing a system's key constraints
----d. Our behavior is control of our perceptions
2. Provides extensive end notes for further reading and exploration
3. Uses an organization and style that brings you along to understand the complex material relatively easily with great examples (It is fun to read)
4. Portrays concepts that apply to your work, personal, and even spiritual life
5. Is short -- only about 100 pages!
For personal comfort, strive to understand the worldview of others who challenge you. What is their "truth" that they strongly believe.
Bart's exceptionally well done companion half-hour video on YouTube clearly demonstrates once again how important combining the visual and auditory is most effective to the communication of ideas.
Co-author of two books on valuation and one on the mortgage crisis
In this easy read, Bart challenges all of us to reconsider four sets of assumptions we each have developed along the way: thinking habits shaped by personal experiences; perceptions shaped or limited by the language we use; simplistic ways to think about systems and performance; and conclusions we each have drawn about ourselves and others.
Bart discusses, integrates and illustrates these four sets of assumptions, or core beliefs, and applies the whole to a case study that challenges the FDA's policy of refusing promising new medication to those who need it most.
This book helps you reconsider what you think you know. Useful for problem solving, personal relationships and more.
For an outline of the book, additional examples, and Bart's passionate arguments on how to improve access to life-saving medicine for all, see the book title on YouTube.
Principles are in line with intuition and well known practices.
1. Past experience shape assumptions... This is the origin of paradigms and difficulty to change paradigms. It is "built-in"
2. Language is perception's silent partner... Again enhancing paradigm, we believe, we tell, we listen, we live in paradigm. It is "given"
3. Improve performance by identifying and fixing a system's key constraints... Complexity scares all of us, we try to slice complex systems to manage and understand and we found ourselves in cost World of local efficiencies.
4. Behavior is control of perception.... This is the end of Newton's "dead substances" era, living substances are violating Newton's principles and all other concurrent practices in economics, management,... We are in Chaos Theory era, dynamic, variable and dependent occurances..
In TOC "paradigm shift" concept brings all four principles together, shows a practical way ahead..