Provocations are not possibilities from Edward De Bono:
…provocations are quite different from possibilities. A provocation may be knowingly wrong, impossible, or contradictory and yet provoke valuable ideas. Provocations are not hypotheses. There needs to be a conscious decision as to the range of possibilities: how far from the probable and how near the fantastic?
Here is a provocative thought based on Edward De Bono’s message of the week on Aug 27 about simple change:
what single change would make democracy more effective (at providing good government)?
I like this way of thinking, a bit recursively. If you cannot change the system, pick a single change that has the maximum impact. In the slightly altered system, pick the next maximum impact change and keep repeating the process.