Senge Got Learning Right Years Ago

At the First Friday Book Synopsis, we continue to stress the value of lifelong learning, asserting that exposing oneself to books is a powerful method to doing just that. 

We are not alone in emphasizing the value of learning.

Peter Senge, who wrote the book, The Fifth Discipline (Doubleday, 1990), had these things toSengePicture say about learning:

“Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life”  

“The only sustainable competitive advantage is an organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition.”  

“Breakthroughs come when people learn how to take the time to stop and examine their assumptions.”  

“Taking in information is only distantly related to real learning. It would be nonsensical to say, “I just read a great book about bicycle riding—I’ve now learned that.”  


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