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04 Mar 2022
What if being lucky wasn’t just chance but a skill you could master? Christian Busch, FRSA, and Leila Milgrim argue we can all learn to spot opportunities and act on serendipity to lead more joyful, purposeful and successful lives – and the pandemic could be the chance of our lifetimes
15 Dec 2021
Paul Bloom muses on the attraction of horror movies, hot curries and marathon running
13 Aug 2021
David Sloan Wilson FRSA
David Sloan Wilson FRSA explores the weaknesses and dangers of Ayn Rand’s brand of individualism and argues that it ignores the social nature of human beings.
04 Aug 2021
Robert Rickard FRSA
Robert Rickard FRSA argues that this classic French novel may be much less trendy now but offers unexpected insights into the current pandemic.
21 May 2021
The latest blog on ‘coordination theory’ looks at the form of ‘fatalism’. Fatalism is the voice that says to us ‘we can’t work together’, ‘we won’t solve this problem’ or even ‘whether or not we solve it, we can’t change the things that make it hardest to be human.’
14 May 2021
In the ninth of a series of posts about ‘coordination theory’ - a set of ideas about human motivation, organisational and social change - the form of 'hierarchy' is analysed. Hierarchy is a form which we seem in equal parts to resent and to need.
07 May 2021
The eighth in a series of posts about ‘coordination theory’ - a set of ideas about human motivation, organisational and social change - looks at 'solidarity'. Solidarity is arguably the form that brings out both the best and worst parts of our characters.
29 Apr 2021
Individualism is one of the three forms of coordination - the others being hierarchy, solidarity and fatalism. This post explores individualism - what is it, how has it evolved, what are its strengths and weaknesses?
16 Mar 2021
Following my last introductory blog post, over the next few blogs I will explore a set of ideas by looking at how they might apply to us as individuals, to organisational culture and change, to policy, place and ideology.
03 Mar 2021
Decisions made today shape the lives of future generations. It is vital we take a long-term perspective when it comes to planning public services.
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