Daily Archives: May 9, 2015

The Application of Daniel Kahneman’s Biases and Heuristics to Conflict

I have always found the work of Daniel Kahneman and his later collaborator Amos Tverksy very useful on the biases we show in facing reality and nowhere is this more useful than in conflict. You can read about their work … Continue reading

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The Quaker Approach to Conflict and the Use of Silence

My friend Kathryn is a Quaker and reacted to reading my post on Apache Silence on this blog by commenting on the Quaker use of silence which I find very interesting. Thanks Kathryn:  “Per silence and listening, these are central … Continue reading

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How to Tackle Structural Racism by Simon Kuper

A thought provoking piece in today’s UK Financial Times: “I know a well-off black American who travels a lot. He rents apartments through Airbnb. But often the deal falls through after the flat’s owner sees his photograph. Many people won’t … Continue reading

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Scottish National Party Success: an Attempt at Explanation

I was asked to explain the recent rise of Scottish Nationalism and its electoral triumph in the British General Election last Thursday, by my friend Ralf. This is what I said and no doubt others can give a different perspective perhaps? “My … Continue reading

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