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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).

The Great Gatsby Curve: Inequality and Social Mobility by Country

An interesting graphic from Bloomberg Business Week:

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In Memory of Kenneth Arrow (1921-2017)

The great American economist Kenneth Arrow, whose work has often been misused, died last month. A great modeler, yes, but also an economist who never forgot on what assumptions the models were based. One of his deeper insights: “A democratic … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Redux

Once again it feels like we are in a political Civil (or even uncivil) War, once again at Gettysburg: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated … Continue reading

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Conflict Art: Peace Sign Paradox

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Wars of the 20th and 21st Centuries: Piero Scaruffi

Useful information from Pierro Scarfuri: Wars and Casualties of the 20th and 21st Centuries (slowly extending it back to the 19th century as i find data)by Piero Scaruffi 160 million people died in wars during the 20th century (See also … Continue reading

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Our Tasks

“The tasks that have been entrusted to us are often difficult. Almost everything that matters is difficult and everything matters.” from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke 1903. (PS When I worked for the US military I … Continue reading

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Handling Sexual Harrassment: West Wing Style

My favorite West Wing clip illustrates come uppance and also the best possible cure for sexual harrassment: it also shows the value of a good BATNA, best alternative to a negotiated agreement, in this case the Secret Service..    

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