Daily Archives: May 15, 2003

WARNING: STORIES ARE SUBVERSIVE

Stories are increasingly being used in business to engage the audience and add context and interest to a business lesson or best practice. Some of these are even described as ‘war stories ‘. Stories have always been told to children … Continue reading

Posted in Our Culture / Ourselves, Working Smarter | 6 Comments

LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE: LAKOFF’S TWO SOLITUDES

As I read and think more about Lakoff ‘s work, I’m beginning to discern a further schism between conservatives and liberals: Conservatives’ worldview is essentially morally-based , framing everything in terms of good & bad, right & wrong. Liberals’ worldview … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 17 Comments

WORLDWIDE FISHERY STOCKS ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE

Here’s yet another example of the Tragedy of the Commons. Scientists report that, due to a combination of overfishing, environmental degradation and inability of nations to agree upon stewardship standards, worldwide fishery stocks sit on the verge of collapse. The … Continue reading

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