Category Archives: Conflict Processes

Systematic step by step disciplined processes for conflict handling

The Conservative Paradox: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957)

Having read much about societal collapse including Jared Diamond’s fine book “Collapse”, I wonder if all civilizations are brought down by what I call the Conservative Paradox. The very movement or school of thought that attempts to preserve society, that … Continue reading

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The Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

“When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of high social importance, there will be great changes in the code of morals. We shall be able to rid ourselves of many of the pseudo-moral principles which have hag-ridden us for … Continue reading

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Walls versus Windmills

So fitting: “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” Chinese Proverb 当变革之风吹来时,有些人盖了墙,有些人盖了风车

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Amazing Prescience from Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

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The UK/EU Restoration Movement

UK now having left the EU, time for: The UK/EU Restoration Movement: 1) Keep connected, keep our spirits up, support each other 2) Try to get a good Labour Leader sympathetic to our cause 3) Join political parties to gently … Continue reading

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Colonel John Boyd’s (1927-97) The OODA Loop

Thanks to our correspondent Kakatoa for pointing out the link between Double Loop Learning and the OODA Loop of Colonel Boyd: here is the latter: from Wikipedia: The OODA loop has become an important concept in litigation, business, law enforcement … Continue reading

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How Not to Negotiate Trade Deals Post Brexit

Lifted from the UK Guardian comments this morning. Says it all really. And I post this for conflict and negotiation interest rather than a specifically Brexit point though despite my old friend Bill Ury teaching the British Cabinet Interest Based … Continue reading

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