Daily Archives: April 7, 2013

The Real Problem of Humanity by E. O. Wilson (1929-)

‘The real problem of humanity is the following: We have paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and god-like technology.’ Dr E.O. Wilson biologist at Harvard

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Empathy: the Mark of a Tough Minded Intelligence

Empathy often gets a bad rap in conflict. Especially, I understand from post-colonialists. ūüôā It sounds like weakness. But having spent my life as a conflict professional, I have found that empathetic understanding of the other side in conflict is … Continue reading

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Negotiating with Those More Powerful than We Are

My good friend Sejal asked me at dinner last night how we can negotiate successfully with people more powerful than ourselves such as a boss, a strong willed partner, a co-worker whose cooperation we need, or even another country that … Continue reading

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Victor Frankl (1905-1997) on the Struggle for Meaning aka Conflict

‚ÄėWhat man actually needs, is not a tensionless state, but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning … Continue reading

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