The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization by Thomas Homer-Dixon was mentioned this weekend in an article in the paper in the context of how global warning is the new religion (with Al Gore and Bono as its figure heads no less). Ignoring the whole Florida-is-going-to-be-under-water thing for a second, there is a concept explored in it that is very relevant to testing; especially to those on the fringes of the Context Driven school of thought. It is this:
The Prospective Mind: an intellectual stance that is proactive, anticipatory, comfortable with change, and not surprised by surprise.
To me, this nicely encapsulates both exploratory testing and a decent chunk of Agile methodologies.