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Paul Gibbons on risk

Humans Do Not Understand Risk – Six Costly Mistakes We All Make

Deciding in a risky world In a VUCA world, you need to understand volatility and uncertainty.  Yet even CEOs, CFOs and senior business people I work with are ignorant of some of the basics of risk and probability, which can make them the “sucker” in the game. (In poker, we say if you can’t spot the […]

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Truth Wars Paul Gibbons

Truth Wars quotations – fake news, democracy, and Trump

Writing Truth Wars is hard! Not only is the subject vast, touching on journalism, Facebook, critical thinking, science, politics, corporate fraud and much more – the landscape on which the book reports changes daily (hourly?)  Furthermore, without a publisher and chunky advance, the very annoying job of earning a crust interferes with scholarship, research, and […]

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Reboot Your Life, feat. David Allen’s GTD

A few years ago, I gave many one-day seminars on leadership, and on time management.  Here are the slides from a one-hour introduction to some of the concepts from Getting Things Done – David Allen’s signature method for running your life. The tools within are the simplest, most elegant way of managing time that I’ve […]

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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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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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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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Paul Gibbons expert on fake news and post truth

What is fake news? The three kinds

Fake news can be divided into three kinds. The first kind is news that is deliberately “made-up” and that the “perp” knows is manufactured. The second kind is news that is unarguably false, yet in the minds of the writer/ publisher is true.  The third kind is satirical, from publications such as The Onion, who […]

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paul gibbons post-truth expert

Post-truth politics – the best article so far

The Economist devoted an entire issue to post-truth politics – called The Art of the Lie.  The subtitle was: Politicians have always lied. Does it matter if they leave the truth behind entirely?  There are two articles, I’ve posted their intro and links to the complete articles,   This is their intro to their leader on […]

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