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The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TED on the danger of a single story and how, as she says: “That is how we create a single story: show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and … Continue reading

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Define: how power-over works…


  In physics, power is the capacity to do work – like lift a weight or boil water to make steam- work is something that might be exploited in some useful in some way. Human systems are far messier and … Continue reading

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I’ve Got The Power – Snap!


I’ve got the power, hey, yeah, hey I’ve got the power, hey, yeah, hey Like the crack of the whip, I snap attack Front to back in this thing called rap Dig it like a shovel, rhyme Devil on a … Continue reading

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the power of networks


We like networks. In a network no one of us gets to be in charge of the rest of us. No one of us gives ourselves the job of telling the rest what to do and how to do it. Networks mimic nature instead … Continue reading

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the only difference between the sane and the insane…


The only difference between the sane and the insane is the sane have the power to lock up the insane.
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not being like everybody else is not the same as being sick…


“…if you are not like everybody else, then you are abnormal, if you are abnormal , then you are sick. These three categories, not being like everybody else, not being normal and being sick are in fact very different but … Continue reading

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knowledge and power and lifecrap – Michel Foucault


Michel Foucault rocked the world with his ideas and his efforts to reveal and question the relationships between claims to knowledge, claims to power and authority over others. No claim to authority, no matter how banal, comes without a corresponding … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté – The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power


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Brene Brown: the power of vulnerability


learned a lot the last two years from Garr Reynolds’  books and his blog about design,  communicating and about simplyfing.  Perhaps  the most valuable of what I learned came from following a link on his blog and discovering this talk by  Brene Brown at TEDx Huston. Reynolds … Continue reading

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