Two extremely conflicting points-of-view are usually both wrong. Try to find the third way. The third way is rarely compromise. It more often involves repeatedly asking “Why?” until you understand what’s really trying to be accomplished. Only then bring to bear ideas, tools and approaches that address the revealed underlying … Continue reading

Thinking Fast and Slow

It turns out that I’m in better company than I might have guessed. [iframe style=”width:120px;height:240px;” marginwidth=”0″ align=right marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ src=”//”] One of my favorite books is Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. I’ve recommended this book to at least a dozen people. I was listening to an interview … Continue reading

The Battle for God

I read this introduction to the book The Battle for God, By Karen Armstrong, and thought it was very insightful. It appears to be taking a balanced historical view of the causes of religious fundamentalism. [iframe style=”width:120px;height:240px;” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ align=”right” src=”//”]What I thought was particularly interesting was the … Continue reading