Thursday, May 28, 2009

Theory and Practice

Experience by itself teaches nothing... Without theory, experience has no meaning. Without theory, one has no questions to ask. Hence, without theory, there is no learning.

- W. Edwards Deming: The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education

Theory by itself teaches nothing. Application by itself teaches nothing. Learning is the result of dynamic interplay between the two.

- Peter Scholtes: The Leader’s Handbook: A Guide To Inspiring Your People and Managing the Daily Workflow