"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…"
""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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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