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Sunday, March 26, 2017

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  1. Proprioceptive writing to understand yourself better.
    14 Sep, 2017
    Listen deeply to yourself, with paper and pen
    Do you sometimes feel misunderstood? Misunderstood even by yourself, and that you and yourself need to talk? “Proprioceptive writing” is designed for just this kind of solo discussion. You integrate your emotions and imagination, find authentic insights, strengthen your sense of self, and improve self-understanding.
  2. Human with robot boss
    27 Mar, 2017
    How to keep a job, when the robots have come
    The robots are with us, and will bring huge change. Change scares us, and also offers opportunities; if we look for them, take risks - and make mistakes.
  3. Shouts lost in translation, field guides to other racists and how we might just get what we need
    21 Dec, 2016
    Shouts lost in translation, field guides to other racists and how we might just get what we need
    “Oh no!” he realised, “The number plates!”. His family name was on the plates and it was Rhodes. He was on his way to UCT and naturally he turned back. (No urban legend. He told me himself.) Words in South Africa are highly charged, and old faithfuls like “racism” and “violence” would be high voltage enough if we all had the same meanings for these words. But we don’t. For some South Africans, “violence” need no longer involve physical force, and physically harming someone is no longer
  4. We often have our most creative thoughts when we are not at our best
    21 Dec, 2016
    Unlock fresh insights at unlikely times
    Your brain wakes up like it's recovering from an unexpected shutdown? It's a chance to free up the insights you didn’t know you had.
  5. The 450-to-1000-year-old “Majesty Oak” shows something of the wonders that ageing brings.
    01 Oct, 2016
    Life after 60: bed of roses or slippery slope?
    Some say 60 is the new 40. I’m glad they’re wrong.
  6. Shouts lost in translation, field guides to other racists and how we might just get what we need
    08 Sep, 2016
    Shouts lost in translation, field guides to other racists and how we might just get what we need
    “Oh no! The number plates!” he realised. His family name was on the plates and it was Rhodes. He was driving to UCT and turned back. (True story) In an earlier blog I wrote about how listening was essential to findings answers to our South African predicament – but not sufficient. I hinted at a follow-up to expand on this, and so here goes… In South Africa words become highly charged faster than many a cell phone battery. Some old favourites like “racism” and “violence” would be high
  7. Millennials and Boomers can walk together, for the sake of all our children's future.
    20 Jul, 2016
    Delinquents, revolution and old elephants in the room
    A sex-charged teenage gang goes on a brutal death binge. Could lessons from the outcome show how to start sustainable revolutions of good stuff?
  8. Shout, the Beloved Country, and hope someone’s listening
    18 Jun, 2016
    Shout, the Beloved Country, and hope someone’s listening
    A lesbian Muslim in cammo cargo pants sat on my left and a youngish white male Afrikaner from an insurance company on my right. Immediately opposite, a black female psychologist/entrepreneur told us she didn’t like men much. Completing the group was our female Jewish facilitator, and me. White. Male. Late middle-aged. Encrusted with privilege. All of us South African. I haven’t been the same since.
  9. Numbered lists affect how we think
    11 May, 2016
    5 scary ways numbered lists mess with your brain
    Lists, especially numbered lists, are tailored for our brains to process information efficiently. The downside is that they discourage deep and creative thought, and may be remodelling the way we think. That could be bad.