We cannot solve problems with the same thinking that we used to create them.
Anecdotally this seems true of the wicked problems we face today (global warming, runaway capitalism). But is it really always the case? I’m imagining an organization like NASA, methodically making mistakes and fixing them.
Problems are endless; problems are soluble.
Not that I disagree with the broader point, but I happened to have read a book that actually argues the Apollo mission required new ways of thinking (“systems management”), due to the unprecedented need for 4 distinct cultures — military, science, engineering, and industrial management — to integrate in new ways.