Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ozymandias: King of Kings: Conflict Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Watching the antics of Rupert Murdoch before the British Parliamentary enquiry into his empire, the role of the Koch Brothers and the Super Pacs in US Politics, and the sheer collective incompetence of the conservative elites, who run much of … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: the Difference Between Productivity and Income Growth in the USA 1945-2010

There is a great post by David Ruccio on the Real World Economics site at  http://rwer.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/mind-the-gap-2/ on the massive gap between productivity and income growth in the USA in the period 1975-2010. I am sure this picture would be reflecting … Continue reading

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Atul Gawande and Checklists as the Solution to Civilization’s Problems

I can’t get enough of Atul Gawande and his approach, so here is his recent TED talk that I think has the most profound implications of any recent TED talk for how we run the world, and tackle our most … Continue reading

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Why People Don’t Use Systematic Processes: Top Ten Conflict Tips

There are a wide array of excellent books that suggest good ways to do things like make decisions or handle conflict. But in my experience, even those people who are trained in such approaches, and shown that they can be … Continue reading

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Philip Tetlock’s Top Ten Conflict Tips

I thought it would be fun to take Philip Tetlock’s lessons on accurate expert forecasting from his book ‘Expert Political Judgement’ that I have previously posted about and create another one of our Top Ten Conflict Tips, loosely around the … Continue reading

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A Farewell by David Ferry (1924-)

A Farewell Let the day fall like light out of the eye. Out of the ear let its music go.  From the touch Let the touching of air retire.  Remain in the dark, Dumbly remain in the dark.  What will … Continue reading

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Another Good Reason to Save the Earth

Thanks to our fellow blogger and friend Natasa for this:  

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