Monthly Archives: March 2014

I am a Liberal Because….

I liked this expression of what it means to be a liberal. Can anyone supply me with the equivalent for what it means to be a conservative in a similar exuberant way, without putting the other side down? If not, … Continue reading

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New Word: Sociopro

I was debating on line how far our business corporations have been taken over by sociopaths: those suffering from a personality disorder characterized by asocial or anti-social behavior. I was searching for a word for the sort of people I would … Continue reading

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Deepest Self by David Brooks

I enjoyed this article by the always stimulating David Brooks in the New York Times at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/14/opinion/brooks-the-deepest-self.html?ref=davidbrooks&_r=0 There is, by now, a large literature on the chemistry and biology of love and sex. If you dive into that literature, you … Continue reading

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Meetings Bloody Meetings

I recently posted on over-work and meetings was one of the topics I briefly covered, so I thought I would add a little on this vexed subject. I think from long experience there are three types of meeting and ways … Continue reading

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Overworked: Why Not Do One Thing at a Time?

I hear on all sides, people tell me they are too busy.  When I get into the reasons why, it often seems their worklife (not to mention trying to get so called work-life balance, don’t get me started on that … Continue reading

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Top Ten Conflict Tips: Nassim Nicholas Taleb (1960-)

I am reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s marvelous book: “Anti-Fragile” and thought he might be a good source of relatively thought provoking conflict tips: Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the anti-fragile gets … Continue reading

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The Conflict Potential of the New Techno-Feudalism

The founder of modern Communism Karl Marx(1818-1883) was wrong about many things and his followers even more so. Like many, I loathed the Communist regimes of the Soviet era, though I can tell North Korea from Sweden. But I like … Continue reading

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