Daily Archives: December 12, 2011

There’s No Success Like Failure

‘Nothing fails like success’ Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) ‘There is no success like failure, and failure is no success at all’ Bob Dylan (1941-): from ‘Love Minus Zero’ ‘He not busy being born, is busy dying’ Bob Dylan: from ‘It’s Alright … Continue reading

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The Three Colors Trilogy of Krzysztof Kieslowski

I am reading Geoff Andrew’s excellent short book on the three extraordinary films of Krzysztof Kieslowski  (1941-1996) The ‘Three Colors’ Trilogy (Blue, White and Red) and Geoff includes the words that accompany the music at the end of Blue that … Continue reading

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Economic Growth

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Why is it So Hard to Move from Positional Thinking?

I am reading Daniel Kahneman’s new book Thinking, Fast and Slow. It is throwing up all sorts of new insights relevant to conflict and I heartily recommend you read it. At its core is a model of the brain consisting … Continue reading

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Americans Undecided about God?

As a ‘None’ I liked this piece in today’s New York Times by Eric Weiner at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/opinion/sunday/americans-and-god.html?src=me&ref=general THE holidays are upon us again — it sounds vaguely aggressive, as if the holidays were some sort of mugger, or overly enthusiastic … Continue reading

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