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Business unIntelligence by Dr. Barry Devlin

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CHAPTER 9

Innovation in the human and social realm

 

“A person is a person through other persons. We would not know how to think, or walk, or speak, or behave as human beings unless we learned it from other human beings. We need other human beings in order to be human. I am because other people are.”

—Desmond Tutu

“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”

—Blaise Pascal

A philosophy major reading this book might wonder why it has taken until now to focus on people and their role in decision making, although we have mentioned them often in passing. Indeed, this student may ask why the title implies that innovation can even occur in the absence of human or social aspects. Sadly, there are too few philosophy majors today and ...

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