Diplomacy, Knowledge, and Crossing Boundaries

Via The Globe and Mail comes this perspective on fuzzy knowledge boundaries and crossover points from David Johnston, Governor-General of Canada.  As Harold Jarche reiterates, this is why the sharing of knowledge is so important to learning.

It is perhaps the defining question of our time: How to tackle the complex, interrelated challenges of the 21st century in a coherent and effective way? The answer, I am convinced, lies in what I call the diplomacy of knowledge, defined as our ability and willingness to work together and share our learning across disciplines and borders. When people achieve the right mixture of creativity, communication and co-operation, remarkable things can happen. — David Johnston, Governor-General of Canada.