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The Republican Party’s Denial of Reality aka Top Ten Tips on GOP Dysrationality

As humans, we have evolved the most incredible ability to imagine things being different from how they are. It was has enabled us to plan and implement huge civilization sized projects, create agriculture, industry and science, huge cities and infrastructure. … Continue reading

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Using Conflict Processes Unilaterally

This blog is heavily focused on the idea of using systematic processes to handle conflict. In particular, it suggests a Creative Conflict Model that envisages participants in a conflict, becoming realistic about the conflict, recognizing each others interests, showing creativity … Continue reading

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Is Empathy Possible in Conflict with Sociopaths aka Assholes?

On a previous posting, our correspondent Kyrie Eleison raised the interesting question whether in conflict it was possible to show empathy to the sort of self-seeking, sociopathic folk (aka assholes), who dominate our current politics and many corporations. I thought … Continue reading

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Finding Donald Rumsfeld’s Unknown Unknowns: Top Ten Conflict Tips

I always thought it interesting that former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld popularized the phrase the Unknown Unknowns. Unfortunately, he used it in the sense of things we couldn’t know that throw off our plans, and he used it as … Continue reading

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Bilingual is Better: Internal Conflict Between Two Languages is Potentially Creative

Great piece in today’s New York Times on why bilingual speakers are smarter, by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee. It suggests that the sort of stereoscopy behind the Creative Conflict Model of this blog, seeing things from two different viewpoints provided by two different … Continue reading

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Medical Errors Kill 100,000: Conflict, Process Discipline and the Medical System

I love American surgeon Atul Gawande’s book ‘The Check List Manifesto‘, which is the inspiration behind the Creative Conflict Model of this blog, which is itself a conflict check list or process discipline. Atul shows very clearly the massive difference, … Continue reading

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Scott Fitzgerald Space, Paradox and Conflict

I have always like the F. Scott Fitzgerald observation in his essay ‘The Crack Up’ in 1936: ‘The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still … Continue reading

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