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"A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic. They make frantic efforts to bar our thoughts and words; they are afraid of the workings of the human mind." --Winston Churchill
"Though the silenced opinion be an error, it may contain a portion of truth; and since the prevailing opinion on any subject is rarely the whole truth, it is only by the collision of adverse opinions that the remainder of the truth has any chance of being supplied." --JS Mill
"Strange it is that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free speech but object to their being 'pushed to an extreme', not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good for any case." --John Stuart Mill
Phrases I don't like:

Thought leader → I have zero interest in leading thoughts. Ppl should think for themselves.

Technical expert → The list of things I don't know is infinite. Even if I know a bit more on some topic than you, I'm sure you know more on another topic than me
I'm dubious of "domain experts" who aren't actually working in the domain, IOW customers or users. I've had dealings with too many SMEs and "experts" who were out of touch with the present-day reality and our customer's actual needs. They set a path the actual customers hated.
Consent, not Agreement.

A group rarely agrees on anything, but consent ("okay, I don't like it, but I can live with it—let's try it") works really well. To have consent, you must have an experimental mindset and a willingness to replace things that don't work—agility IOW.
I hear that decision by committee never works (one of the reasons Scrum has a single PO). I've worked in many ensemble/mobs that have made one great decision after another. Toyota makes management decisions collectively.

Maybe the number of people is not the problem. 🤔
“You cannot overtake 15 cars when it’s sunny… but you can when it’s raining.”

-Ayrton Senna, former F1 driver, quoted by way too many people in tech. AYRTON SENNA IS DEAD. HE WAS KILLED. IN A CRASH. IN AN F1 RACE.
Cost of the class I need to take to do my job (3 permissions required): $1500. Savings to the org over 5 years for 5% improvement $100,000.

Cost of the mandatory 1-hour 100-person all-hands that could have been a video $30,000 (and I'm being generous). Savings to the org $0.

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The census results today are surely something to celebrate. We are a glorious multicultural society with such a rich diversity of heritage and worldviews. And contrary to the bleating of bigots online - it's wonderful!

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