The Known and The Unknown

Was not this …. what we spoke of as the great advantage of wisdom — to know what is known and what is unknown to us?  

– Plato

We aim to assist you in fostering knowledge, learning, productivity, wisdom, and decision-making in the complex world of information overload, aplenty misinformation, and uncertain outcome pathways.

The Knowns and Unknowns Framework

The title ‘The Known and The Unknown’ is taken from the Knowns and Unknowns knowledge framework. This framework is attributed to Greek Philosophers (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle), Buddhist texts, Persian Poet Philosopher (Ibn Yami), and in modern times with NASA and Psychologists ( Johari Window).

The framework has found application in many areas of knowledge, management, and research ( decision making, organisational strategy, project/operation/risk/product management and design, market/scientific research, and even classroom teaching and fictional writing).

However, elementarily, the framework can be visualised as knowledge organised into four quadrants.

Knowns and Unknowns Framework

What we intend

Our goal is to enable you to unravel, blend, and synthesise knowledge, ideas, assumptions, questions, curiosities, intuitions, and explorations into an evolving continuum between known and unknown.

We strive to accelerate your understanding, acquire valuable insights, acknowledge your blind spots, which play out over time to bestow a leap in knowledge continuum, imagination, productivity and decision making.

We will employ in diverse formats (articles, interviews, discussions, brainstorming, news) many knowledge elements (current affairs, historical events, mental models, principles, systems, scientific theories, hypothesis, researches, explorations, etc.) of varying degree (uncertain, probable, plausible, possible, proven), making the problem space large but in the process also making the solution space larger.

The wisdom shall emerge from using a medley to discover what is known and what is unknown.

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

– Maya Angelou