A Paradox is

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  • is a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well-founded or true.

  • a person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities.

  • a statement or proposition which, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems logically unacceptable or self-contradictory.

In this context, when data or information is presented it is often based on a set of assumptions that are generic and never read or challenged. This framework enables executive management and leadership teams to take back ownership of risk and assumptions so that they can together explore and find the paradox about the decision they are being asked to make, which leads to better outcomes.