On Models and Operationalizing Wisdom
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What’s the relationship between models and systems?”
“Systems are a kind of model. To use a model, models are a higher-order concept.”
“Do all models have a metaphoric kernel?”
“To use another model, that’s what gives them transferrability, that is, what makes them usable in a different context.”
“Why are you so interested in models?”
“One of my big-picture projects is that of operationalizing knowledge.
The linguistic structure was inspired by Brian Johnson:
OPERATIONALIZE all that wisdom into consistent virtue.
Go from theory to PRACTICE to MASTERY.
That has become a life-mantra for me. My project focuses on knowledge.
How do you make knowledge USABLE?
How do you turn passive-knowledge into active-knowledge?
Models are a beautiful piece of the puzzle.”