**October 5, 2022**
[Transistor](https://share.transistor.fm/s/7e66e59c) [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/episode/4kwrP1LGxQhLbVHVrUvsR3) [Google Podcasts](https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2Vzc2VudGlhbC1keW5hbWljcy13aXRoLWRlcmVrLWh1ZHNvbg/episode/ZDg4MjRkMDYtYWIxOS00ODA2LThmYmQtNjRhODRhM2Y2ZTZj?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwiY0JGc6cb6AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ) [Apple Podcasts](https://share.transistor.fm/s/7e66e59c) [Podcast Addict](https://podcastaddict.com/episode/https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.transistor.fm%2F7e66e59c%2Fe3f7b716.mp3&podcastId=3153944)
Derek and Domenico talk about how organizations get stuck, and how they can get unstuck.
- [[Systems Thinking]]
- [[Theory of Constraints]]
>People build their own cognitive prison out of language... the first and foremost reason for people getting stuck is because they get trapped in linguistic and cognitive loops that they cannot escape from.
>Cause and effect is not a linear thing. The network of cause and effect relationship creates a field of forces and this field of forces is what determines the way we perceive what we think is reality. So learning how to think cause and effect is exactly the opposite of falling prey of the natural tendency that humans have to see linearity where linearity doesn't exist.
> The Thinking Processes of TOC (Theory of Constraints) are just a gigantic, monumental linguistic framework to allow people to garner the strength of their emotions and channel them in a way they can be used.
> You need to embrace a way of thinking where you can connect all your emotions in a way, linguistically, that paves the way for you to generate a breakthrough solution, which frankly is something that can be done on a regular basis.
> First, identify... the core conflict of an organization, surface the prevailing mental models that keep us stuck and then develop conceptual solutions which later can become operational plans.
#### See also
- Domenico Lapore is at [Intelligent Management](https://www.intelligentmanagement.ws/) and [Ess3ntial](https://ess3ntial.com/)
- Derek Hudson is at [Unconstrained](https://getunconstrained.com/)