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The Creative Climate by David Brooks

   Great piece by David Brooks in today’s New York Times that captures exactly the spirit of this blog: Creative Conflict Wisdom: In the current issue of The Atlantic, Joshua Wolf Shenk has a fascinating description of how Paul McCartney and John … Continue reading

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Marital Conflict: Relationships are a Journey not a Destination

A few weeks ago, I had a really interesting conversation with a security guard at one of my favorite bookstores, Waterstone’s in Gower Street, London (used to be Dillon’s University Bookstore) about conflict in relationships. I thought it might be … Continue reading

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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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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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