“Poets are the original systems thinkers”

Here’s a morsel with possibly no practical value at all. It’s from last Sunday’s New York Times on what CEOs read:

“I used to tell my senior staff to get me poets as managers,” says Sidney Harman, founder of Harman Industries, a $3 billion producer of sound systems for luxury cars, theaters and airports … “Poets are our original systems thinkers,” he said. “They look at our most complex environments and they reduce the complexity to something they begin to understand.”

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