Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Antidote to Narcissists

I suspect the best antidote to Narcissists, apart from the techniques I offered in a recent posting on negotiating with narcissists, is to laugh at them, and I think this cartoon does that nicely: See https://creativeconflictwisdom.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/negotiating-with-narcissists/  

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Franz Kafka’s (1883-1924) Top Ten Conflict Tips

I thought it time to add another of our Top Ten Conflict Tips, this time from that most existentialist of writer Franz Kafka: The meaning of life is that it stops In the fight between you and the world, back … Continue reading

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Willful Blindness Cartoon

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Global Inequality Map: a Major Cause of Conflict

Always interesting to see a map of the world with inequality shown and mentally think about how much conflict there is in the unequal countries, including gun deaths in the US which is now joining the most unequal club. China … Continue reading

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Gallipoli Campaign: Message from Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)

In 1934, the President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk learned that a ship carrying relatives of fallen British, French, Australian and New Zealand soldiers, who had died in the battles at Gallipoli in Turkey, during the First World in 1915, … Continue reading

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Don’t Hate Nothing at All, Except Hatred: Muslim Response to Woolwich Murder

A passionate Muslim Imam response to the recent murder of a British soldier in Woolwich, London: http://www.upworthy.com/an-interviewer-asked-a-muslim-leader-about-the-murder-of-a-british-soldier-heres-how-he-answered?c=ufb1  

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The Difference Between Positional Thinking and Real Interests

There is a famous psychological experiment that is often used on business school students for some reason. It asks them which choice they would make between the following situations after they graduate from business school. Either: A. They can be … Continue reading

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The Taoist Take on the Conflict Between Good and Bad

I have always liked the middle way approach of Taoism. And I also reminded of my old friend Charles Hampden Turner’s comment that real evil is usually based on the attempt to create pure good, unalloyed by the messiness of … Continue reading

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Today is the 69th Anniversary of D-Day But We Also Remember Operation Bagration

Today is the 69th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Nazi dominated Europe, we know as D-Day. This campaign resulted in the deaths of over 40,000 allied soldiers, sailors and airmen and with my friends around the world I honor … Continue reading

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Hate Taxes, Government, Regulations and Gun Control: Move to Somalia Now

I keep trying to get anti-state anarchists aka anti-state conservatives to have some sort of debate, but they must be very shy. Anyway, here’s a humorous message to them, but with a serious side: if you have a pathological hatred … Continue reading

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