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Science sans conscience n’est que ruine de l’âme

Friday May 28th, 2021 0 comments

“Science without consciousness, will lead to the ruining of our souls” used to warn the 16th century French advanced thinker, Rabelais. Alvin Toffler, the famous Futurist, who passed away in 2016, was warning in his 1970 book, the Future Shock, that “too much change in too short a period of time” would cause unsuspected wounds and grief amongst ordinary people.…

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“Without connections, nothing happens” (M. Wheatley/M. Kellner-Rogers)

Saturday May 22nd, 2021 0 comments

In an excellent article about self-organised teams (“The Irresistible Future Organising” 1996) visionaries Meg Weathley and Myron Kellner-Rogers wrote: “People need opportunities to “bump up” against others in the system, making the unplanned connections that spawn new ventures or better integrated responses.” Several times, in this blog, I have displayed a simulation designed by Ernst & Young, in the early…

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The three Fallacies of Albert Ellis

Friday May 14th, 2021 0 comments

Eleven years ago, we had invited a high level practitioner and therapist in R.E.B.T. (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, created by psychologist Albert Ellis). For those of you who know our practice well, the link was obvious with Logos, Pathos, Ethos and we were keen to understand if there was anything we could ethically (i.e. without betraying Albert Ellis or without…

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Beyond Critical Thinking: Constructive Conversations

Friday May 7th, 2021 0 comments

Mankind offers a unique track record in failing its encounters with History. In the 20th century only, Russia freed itself from the Czars, just to go back under another yoke. We lost approximately 20 million lives in World War I and, incapable to spare shame and punishment towards the defeated parties, we were faced 26 years later with another deflagration,…

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