On Human Diversity and Its Advantages and Limits

Nature has designed humans to be not only different but complementary. People high in oxytocin are caring lovers. People high in testosterone are driven and competitive. There is a natural distribution of these differences across the population, and its not just about women and men. The population in any human community needs both tendencies forContinue reading “On Human Diversity and Its Advantages and Limits”

A 12 Step Program for Economic Recovery

Based on my professional experience working with people, entrepreneurs and local economies, this is a 12 Step Program to Economic Recovery and to find our New Normal following COVID-19: We still have memory of how to run an economy (e.g. run a business, find a job) to prime the recovery pump Some keystone industries areContinue reading “A 12 Step Program for Economic Recovery”

Dominators

A portion of the population has always been inclined to compete and to dominate. Sometimes its friendly play. Other times, its serious – very serious. In bygone days of competition between tribes this was important in gathering the team for combat to preserve your hunting grounds from invading neighbours. The hierarchy model adapted to commerce,Continue reading “Dominators”

Simple, But Not Too Simple

I have come to believe with increasing conviction that to continue drawing all political positions on a bipolar spectrum is a gross oversimplification of our reality. The world is not so simple as left and right. We are more different than that and so are the public issues. The science of psychology has clearly demonstratedContinue reading “Simple, But Not Too Simple”

Notes on Everyday Life

We think of distractions as someone interrupting you as you’re watching a TV show or reading. But really, distractions run at all levels of everyday experience. You distract yourself by breaking focus for fear of missing out (FOMO). You go to the FB postings, turn on the hourly news, you follow stories and people thatContinue reading “Notes on Everyday Life”

How Do We Know When We’ve Reached the Limit?

Let me know if you see any signs or symptoms of reaching a threshold capacity for managing complexity, disruption, chaos, uncertainty, etc.. Network effects predicts a continuing acceleration of civil complexity and chaos. Psychologists and anthropologists say the human brain has a cognitive surplus. But surely there is a tipping-point at which the way weContinue reading “How Do We Know When We’ve Reached the Limit?”