Thanks to the BA & Beyond Brussels conference organizers for the opportunity to present my views on modern Devil’s Advocacy in Business Analysis at earlier this year. My presentation is now available – click here and scroll to the bottom of the web page.
Scientist/philosopher Alfred Korzybski observed: “A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.”
Korzybski’s comment is insightful because simplified representations of the world can (intentionally or naively) offer misleading narratives about reality.
Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception is a wonderful online exhibition of maps, their construction and interpretation – provided by the Leventhal Map & Education Center.
Devils in the Details: embracing modern Devil’s Advocacy to reduce risk and manage uncertainty is now available on Amazon. Click here or on the image at right to read an excerpt and to order the book.