Umm. OK. Check this out…

A new book, titled “Empirical Paradox, Complexity Thinking and Generating New Kinds of Knowledge” by Dr. Bruce West, a senior scientist at the Army Research Office, uses mathematical modeling to address why thinking in terms of either/or outcomes means the inevitability of another world war. (JULY 23, 2019 by U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Public Affairs1

“Adversaries think in such terms, you either get what you want, or you do not,” West said. “Can a different way of thinking produce a different outcome? If either/or is the only way of thinking then a person would be either a protagonist or an antagonist, but in reality, a person can be both, either, or neither, and often is. Recognizing that opens the door to novel solutions…. The authors suggest that by using both/and thinking a dynamic resolution can be achieved.”

When it comes to leveraging the best tools and process to supplement “either/or” thinking with “both/and” thinking – we’ve got the goods —  Polarity Partnerships, (training/consulting), the Institute for Polarities of Democracy (unifying theory and practice of democracy/training/consulting) SixSeed Partners (healthcare coaching/consulting).

1 The CCDC Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. As the Army’s corporate research laboratory, ARL discovers, innovates and transitions science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power. Through collaboration across the command’s core technical competencies, CCDC leads in the discovery, development and delivery of the technology-based capabilities required to make Soldiers more lethal to win our Nation’s wars and come home safely. CCDC is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command.