Monthly Archives: March 2012

Denial of the Rise of Fascism: Winston Churchill Quote

For some reason, I have always seen a close connection between the Appeasement process, that denied the seriousness of the rise of fascism in Germany, Austria and Italy in the 1930s, until it was almost too late; and the denial that … Continue reading

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Cross Cultural Differences: Global Map

Cross cultural differences are a potentially important element in conflict. My old friend Stephen Rhinesmith, an expert in such matters, used to say that 90% of conflict within cross cultural teams is nothing to do with cultural differences, but just … Continue reading

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Hi to our Dutch Readers

We have had 64 hits from the Netherlands in the last month, so it is nice to see the blog being translated into Dutch: Interpersoonlijke conflicten: World moorden Geplaatst op 1 februari 2012 Geweld is een van de belangrijkste doodsoorzaken voor … Continue reading

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Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer: Creative Conflict Book

As this blog is dedicated to seeing the creative potential of conflict, a perspective that seems a bit rare in our world, I was delighted to heare about Jonah Lehrer’s new book: ‘Imagine: How Creativity Works’. I have not read … Continue reading

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Emily Dickinson (1830-1886): The Soul Selects….Then Close the Valves of Her Attention Like Stone

  THE Soul selects her own Society– Then–shuts the Door– To her divine Majority– Present no more–   Unmoved–she notes the Chariots–pausing– At her low Gate– Unmoved–an Emperor be kneeling Upon her mat–   I’ve known her–from an ample nation– … Continue reading

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Ken Kiff (1935-2001): Creative Adjournment in Conflict

Part of this blog is about creativity in conflict, but I also like to throw in any example of creativity that takes my fancy. One of my friends here just introduced me to Ken Kiff’s work and here is some: … Continue reading

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The Hedgehog and the Fox: Isaiah Berlin and Philip Tetlock

When I first read Isaiah Berlin’s Essay ‘The Hedgehog and the Fox in about 1970 it started a process of ensuring I was not to become a hedgehog. Berlin argued that the fox-hedgehog distinction captured: ‘one of the deepest differences … Continue reading

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