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The Power of Negative Thinking and Weak Ties

March 10, 2012 by and tagged

Remember the meetings we all have to attend in a lot of professions where we are enjoined to brainstorm on particular topics, with no negative thinking allowed, no criticism, only the power of positive thinking that brainstorm can unleash? Yeah, that does not work: “In 2003, Charlan Nemeth, a professor of psychology at the University [...]

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Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere – 2

March 10, 2012 by and tagged

[This post is an extension of my book review of Paul Mason's book as well as a response to Lambert's post over at Corrente, in which he is much too kind to call me a scholar.] So, we are having of them cross-blog dialogue on Paul Mason’s book, Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere – The [...]

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