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"To be able to focus (above red areas) on the world, we need to turn a part of ourselves off (above blue) for a short while, and this is precisely what our brain does." - Via
And now imagine a government, or a top-management team within a big corporation, having just one brain to focus the millions and billions different aspects of our world worth being addressed!?
This will never work. A corporation with just one brain at the top trying to rule the corporation just by herself will not succeed. A government with just one politician trying to rule the world just by herself will not succeed.
And if they tried - and they do/did(!) every day in Italy, Greece, France, Germany, the US, Syria, etc. pp. - they just could batch-process their many problems - and they just could batch-process the many facets of every single problem.
And that is exactly what we encounter outside, in our media, in the daily news: single-brained governments and managements, focussing on one problem at the time. Solving no problem in the best way, but clinging to symptoms, calming the crowds, leading (in both senses) the corporation, the society into deeper and deeper swamps every day.
Monopolies disguised as leadership - in business and in politics - will not be a cure to our malaise. They are the cause.
We desperately need governments and managements adding their brains' power, even multiplying them - not subtracting, or even neglecting, them by order of the highest paid member.
We don't need Single-Brained Corporations and Governments!
We desperately need governments and managements flat and broad, every member being listened to, every member being an expert in her field, every member being able and wise enough to transcend her own areas of expertise, every member being such experienced in general issues that s/he developes a true intuition for solutions and the world to come.
We desperately need governments and managements establishing an empathic, intuitive culture & structure empowering and combining all the brain power we can voluntarily get to solve our problems, plan und build our future, plan and build our mental and material wealth - as individuals, corporations, and society.
Who else but Deutsche Telekom could deliver a better example: "Technologie-Vorstand der Deutschen Telekom Edward Kozel will ... Bonner Konzern verlassen. ... Einen Nachfolger werde es zunächst nicht geben. Konzernchef René Obermann übernehme das Thema Innovationen und Technologie künftig selbst in die Hand".
Quod erat demonstrandum.