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Republicans Fail to Grasp Reality: Paul Krugman

One of the fundamental tenets of the Creative Conflict Model that underlies this blog is that the first step in any conflict situation, whether political, economic, marital, whatever is to ‘get real’, to grasp how things stand and from their … 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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Re-Post: Creative Strategies for Handling Conflict

With all the conflict going on at the moment, politically, over Wall Street, with China, in the Middle East, I thought it might be a good moment to re-post the Creative Conflict Model that lies at the heart of this … Continue reading

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Theory Induced Blindness

I read recently about Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s ‘theory induced blindness‘ that suggests that often our theories of how the world works, blind us to how the world really works. For some reason, I can’t find an original source … Continue reading

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