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Announcing the THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER Podcast!

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER podcast! It’s been a long time in the making and I’m really excited to finally share it with all of you. The THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER podcast asks the question, “How can contemporary philosophy and science help us make better choices, lead better lives, […]

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What is a good (ethical) business?

Listen to this four minute clip on the difference between an ethical and unethical business, and most importantly what I think the biggest differentiator is.  Spoiler:  it is having people unafraid to have values[based conversations, which are scary, and emotionally challenging but essential if ethical norms are to be followed.

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Paul Gibbons, global expert on business ethics

Business Ethics Review of 2016: Wells Fargo, AI, and Pharmaceutical Price Gouging

At our review of the biggest business ethics disasters of 2016, we talked about Wells Fargo, AI, and Big Pharma.  The audience asked some great questions, about GREED being a motivator, and about neuroscience and its relationship to ethics.  Here are some of my answers.  In this 3m clip you will find a taste of […]

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Paul Gibbons, global expert on business ethics

What is Post Truth: Populism, Nationalism, and Alternative Facts

I had the privilege of moderating a panel of experts on Wells Fargo, Big Pharma, and AI at the Institute for Enterprise Ethics – I started with the challenge to expertise that post-truth represents.  

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human flourishing

Human Flourishing questionnaire – Beyond Happiness

More than happy?  Flourishing captures more of what is important to human beings – and provides a richer compass for their lives than happiness. You can find a post explaining human flourishing here. This is a questionnaire from the book Reboot Your Career. If you find this valuable, don’t forget to sign up for more […]

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Paul Gibbons post-truth blog

TRUTH WARS: How we will survive fake news, post-truth, and the war on science

Truth Wars  Wars are part of human history, but 20th century nuclear weapons made them more destructive than ever. Wisdom prevailed; here we still are. Truth wars, that is fighting over truth, are also a bloody part of our history, and 21st century technology has brought new combatants: for example, a fake news industry, and […]

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Gibbons pseudoscience and business

Is Change Management Science? Is Leadership? Should They Be?

I’m often asked whether change management is scientific, or whether it is pure craft?  One of my main worries is about pseudoscience in society, and the business world is rife with it.  Can much be done?  This is an excerpt from The Science of Organizational Change – the chapter references are from that book. (You […]

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Knowledge Illusion Paul Gibbons' review

Book Review – The Knowledge Illusion – Why We Never Think Alone

Knowledge Illusion: Inspiring, paradigm shifting perspective on knowledge – and what humans can achieve together The Knowledge Illusion tells us something depressing – we don’t know nearly as much INDIVIDUALLY as we think, and something liberating – COLLECTIVELY, thinking together, we can achieve magical things. Day in and day out we use objects, such as […]

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paul gibbons post-truth expert

Truth Wars: A post-truth survival guide for consumers and citizens

Post-truth world: A new word for a new era? In 2016, the OED awarded “post-truth” the word of the year, defining “post-truth” as: ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. “Post-truth” often refers to political debate, brought into sharper […]

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