Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Theory of Constraints and US Politics

In manufacturing there is something called the Theory of Constraints. The Theory of Constraints is a methodology for identifying the most important limiting factor (i.e. constraint) that stands in the way of achieving a goal and then systematically improving that … Continue reading

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Trump Take Down: Clinton Debate Strategy

This blog usually focuses on trying to achieve non Zero sum creative outcomes. But faced with some extremely dangerous opponents, it is sometimes necessary to simply take them down in order to avoid a massively negative sum game outcome. Thus … Continue reading

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Conflict Handling: Michael Clayton Movie

I love the movie Michael Clayton for its insights into corporate pathology. But I think this scene below is also a perfect introduction into the process of helping one side in an impending conflict great real about their situation and … Continue reading

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UK Brexit and Interest Based Approaches

I thought it might be helpful to apply Interest Based Bargainging approaches to UK Brexit Negotiations?  1) The British Constitution since Henry VIII is one sentence: “Parliament is sovereign” or if you want to be a bit archaic: “the Monarch … Continue reading

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Conflict Question for US Environmentally Motivated Voters

So help me understand. We have the best yet Climate Change Agreement the Paris December 2015 Agreement that has now, as of last week, finally been signed by governments representing over half the human race. And President Obama helped deliver … Continue reading

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