Two Week Intensive Workshops 5-16 August 2019 Canberra

  Join participants from Europe and Canada in Canberra for the first Intensive series of study workshops on 5-16 August 2019. https://spor.com.au/home/two-week-intensive-4-modules-august-2019/ Australian and New Zealand participants have already registered for one, two or all workshops. International participants registered so far include executives from Mondi (Austria), Transcanada Oil and Gas and, Kelvinator (Nuclear, Sweden). The …

Understanding Habit, Habituation and Change

  Despite all humans know about technology, space and war we have no idea why or how people change. Whilst we know in hindsight what the tipping point is (Gladwell), we have no idea why people convert from one thing to another. I recently read Sunstein’s book ‘How Change Happens’ and apart from the misleading …

Can There Be Other Valid Worldviews Than Safety?

Can There Be Other Valid Worldviews Than Safety? This is the challenge worldviews is the challenge of the unknown unknowns. How can I know another worldview, when all I know is my own? Can there be a different view of the world other than the lens I use to see it? Could it be that …

It’s the –ism That Matters

It’s the –ism That Matters There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be safe but Safetyism is a psychosis (see: The Sickness of Safetyism). There’s nothing wrong with Science but scientism is dehumanizing. There is nothing wrong with being rational but rationalism warps a sense of human ‘being’. The notion of an ‘ism’ infers taking political …

Paralysis by Precaution

Paralysis by Precaution Munthe (2011) investigates the cost of precaution in his book The Price of Precaution and the Ethics of Risk. The Precautionary Principle (PP) is sometimes called ‘prudent avoidance’ and is premised on the idea that inaction in times of doubt and uncertainty is the best action. PP works like this: If in …