David Norris

Norris, David

Norris, David

International Consultant, Facilitator and Coach

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International Consultant, Facilitator and Coach

David Norris is an American who has worked for more than 40 years as a college teacher, manager, international consultant, facilitator and coach. He originally studied English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York, where he received a PhD and also was a member of the faculty. As a Fulbright Scholar, he conducted research at the Free University in West Berlin and at the Brecht Archive in East Berlin during the height of the Cold War. On his return to the U.S. he was an Assistant Professor of Literature at City College of New York. Shifting from academia to the business world, he worked with organizations, teams and individuals in North America, Europe, Australia, India and the Middle East. The focus of his work has been employing non-linear, post-rational thinking and distinction-based learning to uncover and move beyond fundamental (often unconscious) assumptions as a basis for the generation and implementation of new possibilities. He works in both the English and German languages.

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Beyond perspective
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract This short article suggests that as effective as it might be for dealing with technical issues, rational thinking seems totally hopeless for the essential human problems, because it confuses wholeness with totality, i.e. the whole with the sum of the parts. Thus, the source of our difficulties as a species is not the problems themselves, but rather the structure of consciousness from which we attempt to solve them. While this insight is certainly not unknown, what...