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Are facts really facts – post-truth and fake news

This is a snippet from the introduction to the Truth Wars book… make sure you sign up for release information.  First casualty in the truth wars – facts The truth ought not to be something you can fight over.  Facts are facts, science is science, reality is real, so you might think. Facts are facts. […]

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behavioral economics and change management

Biases in the Boardroom: Behavioral Economics and Leadership

How do cognitive biases affect senior leadership decisions, and what can business strategists and board members do to circumvent the effect of non-rational decision making behavior? Cognitive biases and leadership decision making from Paul Gibbons

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Paul Gibbons on VUCA

Leadership in a VUCA World – Harish Manwani

Excerpts from Manwani’s talk. ….The dynamic and fast-changing nature of our world today is best described by VUCA, a term coined by the US Army War College. VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity…. Digitisation The first of these megatrends is digitisation. It is worthwhile to step back and look at the recent history […]

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So you want to exercise, but don’t feel like doing it?

So you want to exercise, but don’t feel like doing it? I’m pleased to post an article by Stephen Guise, author of Mini-Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results.  The book is a top-ten bestseller on Amazon and, having read it, he has some of the most interesting AND novel things about getting yourself to do stuff […]

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meditation at work

Too Busy To Meditate? This May Get You Started

In this beautiful five-minute clip, Martin Boroson suggests not only that one-minute meditation is a way to bootstrap into longer, but even better! He suggests that having a one-minute practice means we do it much more often, and eventually become able to practice becoming present in an instant.

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Spirituality and Business: Good thing? Fad? Worrisome

For over a decade I’ve tacked this question, through academic research, and through starting several companies with spiritual principles in mind. There is no straightforward answer, but rather this question leads us to a number of important, related questions. 1) Does it matter what kind of spirituality? 2) What does it mean ‘in business’: individual […]

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How do you create an ethical business culture? Storytelling at Shell, BP, and Microsoft

Creating an ethical culture in your business You cannot create a good enough ethical mousetrap – humans are vastly creative (even at fraud). The mishaps at LIBOR, VW, 2008 financial crisis, Deepwater Horizon, Wells Fargo all happened at businesses which had multiple layers of controls. So what can you do? Create an ethical culture – […]

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What makes a business “good” (in the ethical sense)? Fearless conversations about values

Is ethical business, good business? When you talk about a person being good, you mean more than they follow the law. Yet some people think following the law is all that is required of business – notably Milton Friedman who won a Nobel Prize. It is clearly a nonsense idea – Friedman was a good […]

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Truth Wars book on Post-truth

Post-truth: A list of excellent resources and links

Post-truth resources This is a brief list of (in my view) excellent post-truth resources.  They were an early part of the research I’m doing for the Truth Wars book.  I hope you find them useful. The Economist (a conservative international news magazine) ran a quite brilliant pre-election post-truth overview. Steve Inskeep, from NPR, wrote A […]

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Expert on post-truth Paul GIbbons

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

(This is the first of a series of blog posts on post-truth (from 23rd February 2017).  The posts are drafts from the upcoming book Truth Wars.  The drafts are rough, but as there are new developments daily, I’ve opted for speed over perfection. Comments very welcome, ad hominem attacks, or attacks on particular groups are […]

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