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Barry Clemson commented on Jeff Thompson's group ADR Book Club
"A little self promotion here. Please consider for the next book Denmark Rising. It is a highly praised novel which takes a realistic look at what might have happened if Denmark had chosen to use strategic nonviolence against Hitler in WW II. Given…"
Mar 12, 2011
Barry Clemson replied to Tamera Drozd's discussion 'The Tipping Point' and its impact on my view of .... in the group ADR Book Club
""The Tipping Point" utilizes some of the insights from cybernetics and systems theory (recent work in this area is more likely to go under the banner of chaos theory or complexity theory). This work demonstrates that much of our…"
Mar 5, 2011
Barry Clemson replied to Tamera Drozd's discussion Week 3 Reflections on the Case Studies Presented in the group ADR Book Club
"Luc Hoebeke, in his seminal "Making work systems better", argues that management groups larger than about 200 almost always become corrupt and/or dysfunctional. The rationale is essentially the same as the 150 rule: this is about the…"
Feb 28, 2011
Barry Clemson replied to Jo Irvine's discussion Week 4 question 1 in the group ADR Book Club
"Of course violence leads to violence.   On the interpersonal level (as Gandhi pointed out), there are three possible responses to violence: submission, violence or nonviolence. At least in north American society, nonviolence is the least likely…"
Feb 28, 2011
Barry Clemson replied to Michelle Thompson's discussion Which little things? in the group ADR Book Club
"It seems to me that the real point is to gain a deep understanding of the problem-mess before trying to do something about it. If we rush into action before understanding the real situation we simply end up dealing with symptoms rather than the…"
Feb 17, 2011
Barry Clemson replied to Jeff Thompson's discussion Tipping Point Week 2: Does This Stick? in the group ADR Book Club
"Jo's comment is exactly right.   The whole concept of stickiness applies to what happens when people are ready for something and are then exposed to a catchy way of stating it.The notion of stickiness simply doesn't apply to the…"
Feb 17, 2011
Barry Clemson replied to John C. Turley's discussion Stickiness in the group ADR Book Club
"We are relentlessly schooled in the mindset that "real men" deal with conflict via violence. A very large fraction of our TV, movies, novels, plays and music feature what Walter Wink calls the Myth of Redemptive Violence, i.e., that…"
Feb 16, 2011
Barry Clemson replied to Michelle Thompson's discussion Impact of Globalization in the group ADR Book Club
"Village life is of course quite different in these respects from urban life. And the US is fairly extreme among nations in the degree to which the individual (and the nuclear family) pulls up roots and moves to a new city for jobs. My speculation…"
Feb 10, 2011
Barry Clemson joined Jeff Thompson's group
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ADR Book Club

This is open to everyone in the ADR field who is interested is opening their mind by reading books (primarily non-ADR), engaging others in discussion with the end result providing a learning and growing experience for each participant.See More
Jan 24, 2011
Jeff Thompson and Barry Clemson are now friends
Jan 24, 2011
Barry Clemson is now a member of ADRhub - Creighton NCR
Jan 24, 2011

Profile Information

What is your profession and title?
Writer
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
a year with SNCC in Mississippi 1964-65
What are you hoping to get from ADRhub.com
Learning from other nonviolent / conflict mediation practitioners.
Do you/your company have a website?
http://www.barryclemson.net
What else do you want to tell the ADRhub.com community (what you are up to, what you would like to do in ADR, etc.)
I write fiction which mostly deals with nonviolence. My intent is to expand our imaginations re. what is possible with nonviolence, e.g., in dealing with a Hitler.

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At 1:53am on May 30, 2011, Lynsee Swisher said…
Just a reminder the second ADRhub book club starts in one week from today.

Looking forward to a great month of discussions.

Warmest Regards,
Lynsee

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