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Intoxicating possibilities By Marvin Faure on Friday May 26th

Friday May 26th, 2017 4 comments

What wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility?” (Søren Kierkegaard) This is the third in a series begun by Didier’s post What makes populist leaders successful? We propose an approach for leaders that favours positive emotions and broad engagement to create constructive outcomes. Populist leaders mobilise their followers by tapping into powerful negative emotions (especially…

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Only passions, great passions by Marvin Faure

Friday May 19th, 2017 3 comments

Didier caught the mood of the moment last week in one of those inspirational blogs to which only he has the secret: What makes populist leaders successful? He suggested that the reason for the rise of people such as Trump, Le Pen, Wilders, Duterte and the success of Brexit is the extraordinary ability of populist leaders to inspire their followers.…

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What makes populist leaders successful?

Friday May 12th, 2017 2 comments

(Banksy painting)   Regardless if they win (Brexit initiative, President Trump, President Duterte in The Philippines) or not (Marine Le Pen in France or Geert Wilders in the Netherlands), “Populists” leaders (“A person who supports or seeks to appeal to the concerns of ordinary people”, following the Oxford dictionary) are surfing on a successful wave at the moment… Prior to…

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It is Mozart we are killing!

Friday May 5th, 2017 0 comments

“Each time a child does not meet their full potential, It is Mozart we assassinate! For each and every child who does not become who they could have pretended to be, it is Mozart we have assassinated!” This cry from the heart comes from “Terre des Hommes”, Antoine de St Exupery (“The Little Prince” author) most profoundly humanistic novel… By…

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