The Virtue of Jam & 9 Other Tools to help you become a Better Decision Maker

Struggle with making decisions? Glad to know I’m not alone. I find myself in a constant state of flux – my mind and soul – a jumble of limitless options and alternating possibilities. My mind fools me into the illusion of progress, in thinking about, imagining, researching and navigating a rich landscape of thrilling opportunities.Continue reading “The Virtue of Jam & 9 Other Tools to help you become a Better Decision Maker”

The Blank State

We are all born into a world, not of our own making. We inherit ways of looking at the world, paradigms and thoughts, from those who have come before us. Even those non-conformists in rejecting the conditioning and indoctrination of the systems and rules they find themselves entangled in, are by default, bound and controlled,Continue reading “The Blank State”

Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to create real change in the world?  As individuals, we are not as in control as we may think. We live reacting to rules and cultures, whether consciously or not, subject to the forces of inherited systems we find ourselves in, birthed into paradigms notContinue reading “Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows”

Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher &William Ury

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to negotiate effectively? Winning all of the pie (win-lose) or equally sharing the pie (compromise) has its price. Damaged relations and sacrificial lambs are the cost of a win. Principled negotiation seeks to get us to a “True Yes” by fundamentally understanding that it’s ourContinue reading “Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher &William Ury”

Upstream: How to solve problems before they happen, by Dan Heath

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Heroism is revered worldwide, a phenomenon deeply rooted in mythology through to the present day. The need for a “Save The Day” hero, however, is a sign of something gone wrong, a sign of failure not success. It’s high time to evolve our approach – toContinue reading “Upstream: How to solve problems before they happen, by Dan Heath”