Dai and Sid and the Compassionistas…

Right! Normal service is resumed as I charge out of my curmudgeonly corner wielding my philosophical axe. What's for the chop this time: all the soft-arsed fluffy misappropriation of that bloody word Compassion. It's all over the place, used as the apologists suffix of choice tagged onto 'organisational compassion' or 'ecological compassion'. It's used as... Continue Reading →

Maslow’s Island

I'm starting to publicise my personal campaign to kill that Bloody Pyramid. You know the one, it's ubiquitous in management text books and nestled into just about every slide deck of every pedlar of coffee-shop psychology. I'm loathed to even show it on my own blog, but I suppose I have to, albeit with a... Continue Reading →

The Mystical Acronomicon

I recently tweeted out this image and it got some attention, so I went off trying to remember why I had created it. Several lovely clicks and reminiscences later, I found one of my typical curmudgeonly responses to a name drop, in a stimulating blog by @whatsthepont from a couple of years ago. So I... Continue Reading →

26BSG and The Authenticity Test

Have you ever been to a conference, seminar or a meeting when you've been made to sit quietly while some Monologist pontificates from the stage, the lectern or somewhere slightly out of view, up the front? I end up doing that a lot, apart from the "sit quietly" bit. Monologist is a lovely word, that... Continue Reading →

ANGEL Murmuration

After a rather marvellous weekend at NHS Hackday Cardiff 2015, I'm knackered. But, equally excited with the potential that emerged in just few hours by interacting some carbon with some silicon. Lindsey (coding witchcraft), Warren (sexy engineering), Michael (social inspiration), Jas (clinical rudder), Gareth (sense checking) and me (noisily interfering) worked on different bits of bringing a... Continue Reading →

Justified Belief on hypothetical reasoning and failures of disjunctive inference

What a marvellous blog (long and luxurious) of which this is a perfect example. http://justifiedbelief.com/2013/10/15/hypothetical-reasoning-disjunctive-inference/ The answer, by the way is to recognise 'contrivance'. The question is logical, designed to get you reasoning, but it is abstracted from lived experience. In other words, they are setting you up to think "front brain" rationally for a... Continue Reading →

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