Monthly Archives: January 2012

239. The Competing Engines of Action: Greed and Benevolence

The sales­man and the teacher share much in method and imme­di­ate pur­pose. Both wish to move other human beings to deci­sive action, and in that quest they engage the target’s moti­va­tion. Each how­ever is dri­ven by a dif­fer­ent per­sonal need, … Con­tinue read­ing

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238. Racism and the Paradoxes of Miscommunicaiton

It is an axiom that we will be mis­un­der­stood. “All the world old is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a lit­tle queer” [Robert Owen 1771–1858]. It is chis­elled in stone that our writ­ing will be mis­un­der­stood. … Con­tinue read­ing

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