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Socratic Management, learning by remembering.

In the 1990ś Sir John Harvey Jones ( The retired Chairman of I C I the Chemical Giant) presented a wonderful television series called Trouble shooter, I still have the book. I watched it eagerly as a young man and remember marvelling at the informal yet spellbinding wisdom that Sir John radiated in his trademark managing by walking around.

 fast forward to today and a blog I did last week about Lucian and his Auction of philosophers in the slave Market in Samos and the Pythagorian pitch of what his philosophy offered.'' I will not teach you I will remind you.´

Then we have Socrates and his philosophy and inquiry into the citizens of Athens daily perceptions of reality, government by walking around and remembering by the Famous Socratic method.

The Socratic school of management is born note bene.

My vote for the socratic manager of the 21st century is Ricardo Semler(1). the CEO and majority owner of Semco SA, a Brazilian company best known for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering
Another sensai in the remembering of what we come to know again is Paulo Friere(2) who was also Brazilian.

 remember  Freire's strong aversion to the teacher-student dichotomy.

No Tyrants  they.

Another minstrel and poet for the muse of the new Socratic school of Management is Robert Smith, Front man of The Cure. I was invited to their Show headlining Roskilde last night by Roger O'donnel their Keyboard player a friend of mine, Roger reminds me of Timotheus,(3) Harmonides teacher. Who counsels his pupils not to seek the wisdom of crowds as a crutch for their own self esteem, better, to be admired by ones peers, secure in your own motivations of your trueself.

I do hope the reference is not construed as ´Jumpin on someone elses train ´

Moving swiftly on to the point about our Poet our Marsyas(4) and his Guitar, not Flute

Emblazoned on Robers Schekter Guitar.


Pythagoras. You will study music and geometry.
First Dealer. A charming recipe! The way to be wise: learn the guitar.

And a final Word From Max Ehrman whośe Desiderata(4) sent me in search of a cure for my own amnesia.

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit."

 In isolated elites remote politicians and financiers in far off lands what can they ever hope to be reminded of. Lets remember not to forget our own worth.






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