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

Posted in Conflict Processes, Neuro-science of conflict, PERSONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION: CREATIVE STRATEGIES, Philosophy of Conflict, Top Ten Conflict Tips from Great Thinkers, Uncategorized, Ways to handle conflict | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Conflict History, Conflict Processes, Economic Conflict, Middle East Conflict, Ways to handle conflict | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Conflict Book Reviews, Conflict History, Conflict Processes, Economic Conflict, Top Ten Conflict Tips from Great Thinkers, Ways to handle conflict | Tagged | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Conflict History, Conflict Processes, Creativity and Conflict, The Conflict Model, Top Ten Conflict Tips from Great Thinkers, Ways to handle conflict | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Conflict Book Reviews, Conflict History, Conflict Processes, Neuro-science of conflict, PERSONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION: CREATIVE STRATEGIES, Ways to handle conflict | Leave a comment

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:

Posted in Conflict Art, Creativity and Conflict, Philosophy of Conflict, Ways to handle conflict | Leave a comment

Conflict Resolution Strategies: New York City: The Perfect Cure for Xenophobia (ξένος φόβος)

The Greeks they say had a word for everything. And they came up with xenophobia: fear of strangers or foreigners. It seems to me that at the heart of the recent upsurge in a certain form of conservatism, specifically the … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Book Reviews, Creativity and Conflict, PERSONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION: CREATIVE STRATEGIES, Ways to handle conflict | 1 Comment

Getting Real versus Data Delusions

Reverse engineering from pre-conceived conclusions back to selective data is lethal in conflict as in life. It may be impossible, even undesirable, not to have some preconceptions but if so, we should know what they are, and go looking for … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Conflict, Environmental Conflict, Philosophy of Conflict, Top Ten Conflict Tips from Great Thinkers, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

John Bolton Gets Henry Kissinger Award for Unwise Smarts

I was amazed by the insanely partisan piece by John Bolton (famous in this blog for his ‘kiss up, kick down’ leadership style that his former bosses loved) in today’s Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f413f6fe-2316-11e0-ad0b-00144feab49a.html#axzz1BQZLMhSF He starts off rightly worrying about the … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Humor, Rise of China, Ways to handle conflict | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment