This article is from Mr. Alm’s keynote presentation at the first ever Joint Fact Finding Conference coordinated by Peter Adler in Hawaii on March 6, 2014.
Robert Alm, Esq. President
Collaborative Leader’s Network
Joint Fact Finding Conference
March 6, 2014
If that is the answer on the popular television game show “Jeopardy,” then what is the question?
The question is “Name a man-made disaster; a dangerous set of myths; and a figment of Peter Adler’s imagination. It is also our reality. Disasters … myths … figments.
And it is that mix of politics, science, and a strong desire for collaboration that brings us together for a workshop on Joint Fact Finding.
Everyone in this room is dedicated to weaving together the challenges of politics, the opportunities of scientific method, and the context of a collaborative process to improving the quality of our decision making.
And the work for all us gets more interesting all the time.
One of the most critical realities of our contemporary existence is the virtual mountain of information that confronts us every time we look.
There is a powerful online film entitled,“Did You Know?” that you can find on youtube.com; it illustrates in statistical form our new world, including these compelling numbers:
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