Monthly Archives: January 2011

Top Thirty Conflict Tips from the Great Thinkers

Over recent months we have posted some Top Ten Tips from great thinkers over conflict handling. We thought a consolidated list might be useful: Conflict is the essence of life and we have to get over our conflict allergy (Heraclitus) … Continue reading

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Egypt: the Eye of the Storm

I am not an expert on the unfolding situation in Egypt and other countries of the middle east. But I suppose it reminds me of what a very unjust distribution of income and wealth exists in some many countries of … Continue reading

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23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

In these days of such intellectual conflict over economic issues, I have a confession: before I saw the light, I trained as an economist. Well actually as an economic historian too, and that did it. As economics became ever more … Continue reading

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Top Ten Smart but not Wise Public Figures

Having set up the distinction between smart and wise people in an early blog, I thought it might be fun to put our personal top ten people who best illustrate the concept: Henry Kissinger for the unwise (not to say … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Ways to Uncover Donald Rumsfeld’s Unknown Unknowns

Though it has been cited as tortuous English language, the smartest thing that Donald Rumsfeld, the former US Secretary of Defense ever said ( and that is relevant to the realities of conflicts) was probably: There are known knowns; there … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution Strategy: The Neuroscience of Empathy in Conflict

There is a great piece in yesterday’s UK Guardian newspaper about the neuroscience that underlies the Conflict Model of this blog. The piece is about the French essayist Michel de Montaigne, who during the dangerous disorder in 16th century France, … Continue reading

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Art not Hate

I was pointed to a really interesting website very much in line with the approach of this blog at: http://blog.artnothate.com/ Take a look:

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