Daily Archives: June 7, 2010

Top Ten Books about the Experience of Conflict

These are the books about the experience of specific conflicts that have had most impact on me in recent years: The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11: Lawrence Wright (the lost opportunities to avoid 9/11 through knowing … Continue reading

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The Conflict Model

The Conflict Model (Copyright Ann Arbor Synergies June 2008) that underlies this blog and is going to be elaborated at the associated web-site: http://www.conflict-toolkit.com is as follows. It can be used for an almost instant preparation for a simple personal … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution Strategy: FAQs 1

Q: Isn’t this blog’s content all a bit complicated for everyday conflicts? A: Almost anything that helps you prepare for a conflict systematically helps conflict outcomes and reduces conflict stress Q: What if the other side refuses to use a … Continue reading

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Conflicting Political Moral Values

Some of our worst conflicts are because the two sides in a political debate, like that raging in the USA between conservatives and liberals, have fundamentally different moral values. When this is the case, it helps to surface the values … Continue reading

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Post Modernism

You may think of Post Modernism as a style of architecture, of art, a cool take on modern culture or as a substitute for politics. I actually think of it as a major impediment to successful conflict handling. I don’t … Continue reading

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Conflict Focus 2

More evidence is accumulating around the need to reduce multi-tasking and actually focus on what we are doing, using our brain’s limited computational capacity, to focus on one task at a time: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/technology/07brain.html

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The Man who Saved the World

This man saved my life and yours: The early 1980s were a time of incredible tension between the USA and the Soviet Union and the latter had come to think that President Reagan might attempt a first nuclear strike to … Continue reading

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