The Science of Democracy

If I Had My Way
One Man's Opinion -- for what it's worth.


To: Kepner-Tregoe - EMail Address Unknown

From: Doug Skoglund  - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 07 Aug 2017 12:00 CDT

Subject: Note to Kepner-Tregoe...

I am writing this as a special communication to you -- I want to thank you, scold you, and make you an offer you can't refuse.

But first, I am an 88 year old Process Engineer (30 years) turned Programmer (40 years), who attended a couple of KT seminars in the late 1960s while an employee of Univac in St.Paul, Minnesota.

Univac spent a lot of money on those seminars -- a fact that made me question their benefit -- and caused me to spend the rest of my life analyzing my personal gain. Obviously, 88 years makes for a lengthy explanation, so please excuse my effort to make a few points without all the required stories.

As a Process Engineer, I believe in Science as a Process to get from Purpose to Goal to Strategy. Problem Solving is Science backwards -- existing condition as Goal -- back to cause as the beginning of strategy. The emphasis, of course, is the knowledge of "how things work" is required, wither you are coming or going.

I apologize for my limited contact; however, I am not in the business of teaching at the present time -- I am in the business of solving problems. Take it from me -- we have a very serious core problem -- free speech. We do not have free speech in the United States of America. 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

There is nothing in that Amendment that prevents other people from abridging the freedom of speech -- and religion and the press are the worst offenders. And even you at Kepner-Tregoe are guilty of abridging. You don't publish an EMail address -- I have to publish to my web site and then send a link on your contact form -- THAT IS NOT FREE SPEECH.

By choosing to teach problem solving, you automatically become a big part of the free speech problem -- unless you purposely help solve that problem.

How about it?? Some additional conversation??

to be continued (of course)

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention).

(Special Note: My outgoing e-mail is temporarily out-of-order, so I will respond to any e-mails I receive with a post on this web site)

BTW, I am working on a replacement system for individuals -- and I sure could use some help. Please see http://pdmsb.com, a work-in-process.

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