And it was this unintended consequences, the interdependency of a multiplicity of events and objects that resonated as I was on the treadmill and heard this podcast from The Memory Palace. This is the story of Thomas Midgley, Jr. someone we have never heard of and who has clearly impacted out lives. Is the impact good or evil? Well that is a matter of considering Adlai Stevenson’s earlier quote and your thoughts about interdependency. Here is the podcast:
I encourage you to spend the 17 minutes listening because it is all about safety, and unintended consequences, and interdependency and how context changes everything.
And here is the bonus for making it to the end of this somewhat long piece.