But theoretical experimentation is not enough for a child to understand the world fully. Children have to experience the realities in a more concrete sense too. ‘Does mum really mean no, when she says no? I’ve got to try!’ ‘What is this stuff – what does it taste like?’ ‘What happens if we mix these things together?’ In learning, children have to question the ‘laws’ and to find out things for themselves in order to really own the world. And the same is true for a successful company that not only wants to be a leader in the old regime, but that also wants to be around when the new regime breaks through.
Finally, a successful company also has the qualities of a good parent: (Moi ici: o papel da estratégia... por alguma razão o primeiro princípio de Deming era/é "Constância de propósito". Não serás uma barata tonta! Não agirás como um carrinho de choque!) the mother or father who provides a robust framework to rely on, guides the kids through role-modelling, and supports and even directs questions, questioning and experimentation."