Old Topics Page

Topics by Group

Since there are often Topics covered by multiple posts, I decided to use this page to place those posts in order.

I’ve invented a little marking system — with asterisks indicating importance (1-5) and color indicating accessibility, with GREEN meaning easy, and RED meaning difficult/takes some time.  Examples:   *** would be moderately important, and easy to read.  ***** would be very important, but require background work and some thinking.  None of it is impossible to understand.  But some does require you to process through the synergies.  

Check back as I continue organization and ranking (it’s tedious work)– this page will be expanded.

Posts on Fundamentals of Empathetic Connection
Two Types of Relationships  ***
External Relationships — WHAT we are ***
Independently Generated Relationships — What does Having Friends Really Mean? ***
Independently Generated vs. Externally Defined — Trust vs. Loyalty **
Back to Basics — Emergent Behavior
Back to Basics — How Individuals Think — A Simple Model ****
Back to Basics — Algorithms and Heuristics
Empathy is not Sympathy  *****
Conway’s Law — How empathy structures knowing
Models of Empathy ***
Mirroring Behavior — I Yawn, You Yawn (Part 1) ***
I Yawn, You Yawn (Part 2) ***
I Feel, You Feel — Emotional Empathy ***
Rational Empathy — Part I ***
Rational Empathy (Part II) — Or Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like a Dark Shadow on your Door
Global Empathy (Part I)
The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything ****
The Meaning of the Meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything
The Master Equation for A Theory of Everything ****
For New Years — Identifying and Utilizing the Legalistic v-Meme — Good Scaffolding
Embracing your Inner Performance v-Meme for New Years
Shorty Post — Article in NY Times by Nicholas Christakis
Knowledge Structures and Scaffolding — How to Fill in the Stretch Marks as you Evolve
Star Trek — Good Scaffolding, Bad Scaffolding, and Knowing it When You See It.
So How Does Empathy Synchronize Time?
Quickie Post — True Transdisciplinary Thinking –Thermodynamics and Empathy
Chaos, Complexity Theory, Empathy and Social Systems

Design Theory
Finally Getting Around to It — An Introduction to Design Thinking ****
Algorithmic Design — Old School, little ‘D’ Design Thinking ***
Heuristic Design — New School, Big ‘D’ Design Thinking ***
Heuristic Design, v-Meme Scaffolding and Social Structure — Gotta Get Your Matryoshka Dolls Stacked Right!
Heuristic Design Processes and My Old Friends, Ulrich and Eppinger — A Man’s Got to Know his Limitations
Why Customers Matter So Much for Design — Back to Metacognitive Basics *****
Design Post — Looking at how v-Memes affect Product Design
Design Post — The Internet of Things
Design Process Evolution — Understanding OpenIDEO
Design Process Evolution — The Roadmap

Empathetic Communication Strategies
Empathetic Ladders and What People Can Understand — Matching Knowledge Structures for Messaging (Part I)
Empathetic Ladders and What People Can Understand — Matching Knowledge Structures for Messaging (Part II)
Empathetic Ladders and What People Can Understand — Matching Knowledge Structures for Messaging (Part III)
Shorty Post — Empathetic Ladder
What does Empathetic Criticism/Feedback Look Like?
The Death of Twitter? — how Emergent Behavior Weeds out the Non-empathetic
So How Does Empathy Synchronize Time?

Understanding Conflict in terms of Social/Relational Structure and Empathy
Conflict — Understanding, Avoiding and Healing it — Intra- v-Meme Conflict
Conflict — Understanding, Avoiding and Healing it — Inter- v-Meme Conflict (Part I)
Conflict — Understanding, Avoiding and Healing it — Inter- v-Meme Conflict (Part II)
Conflict — Understanding, Avoiding and Healing it — Inter- v-Meme Conflict (Part III)
Evolving your People and Reducing Conflict — the Lessons of Groundhog Day (Part I)
Evolving your People and Reducing Conflict — the Lessons of Groundhog Day (Part II)
Shorty Post — Clocks, Time, and Their v-Meme Effects

Servant Leadership 2.0
Servant Leadership 2.0 — A Starting Point
Servant Leadership 2.0 — It’s coming, whether you like it or not
Servant Leadership 2.0 — some Semi-Final Thoughts
Servant Leadership 2.0 Continued — the Evolved Global Holistic Team
Design Thinking and Servant Leadership — the First in a Series
Design Thinking and Servant Leadership — Part II — Understanding the Legalistic Transition
Design Thinking and Servant Leadership — Part III — Trust-Based Relationships and Leadership Acceleration
Combining Servant Leadership 2.0, Empathy, and Design Heuristics in High Performance Teams

Empathy Disorders/High Conflict People/Relational Disruption/The Dark Side (all posts — ****)
Introducing The Dark Side — What Happens with a Lack of Empathy?
Understanding the Anti-Empathetic on an Individual Structural Basis
Relational Disruption in Organizations
Anti-Empathetic Leadership on the Dark Side — the Big Three
The Joker — or How did Christopher Nolan Figure it All Out? — Part I
The Joker, Part II — Three Primary Strategies
Wrapping up the Anti-Empathetic — Don’t be the Batman
Quickie Post — Gaslighting Perspectives from my Psychologist/Author Wife
Shorty Post –Nothing New Under the Sun — the OSS Simple Sabotage Field Manual
Against Empathy — Really?

Applications of the Theory for Contemporary Situations
ISIS, the Paris Attacks, the Structure of Religion, and Psychopathic Devolution
Understanding the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Shootings — Empathy Disorders and the Effects of Societal Racism (Part I)
Understanding the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Shootings — Empathy Disorders and the Effects of Societal Racism (Part II)
The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopalian Tragedy — the Short Version
The Passion of Nicholas Christakis
Shorty Post –China, Social Structure and Building Airplanes ****
Newsy Post — Shell’s Cancellation of Arctic Exploration and the Future of Energy
What are the Implications of Bad Scaffolding? China and the Last 100 years.
We Interrupt our Regularly Scheduled Programming to talk about Diversity and Empathy
Culture and Empathy — Sidebars, or Why the Two Lovers in a Chinese Movie have to Die **
What does Star Wars – The Force Awakens Tell us about Ourselves? **
Understanding Sexual Harassment — or Why This Stuff I Write About is Useful
Societal Post — How Access and Acceptance of Higher v-Memes Affect Student Success
Quickie Post — How we Train Medical Interns, or Why Information Coherence and Empathy are Literally Life-or-Death Issues
Newsy Post — Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Standoff — What If They Had a War and Nobody Came?
Shorty Post — Kaizen Events
David Byrne, Nokia, and how Self-Referential Systems are Doomed for Collapse
Political Post — Sanders, Clinton, Trump and Cruz, Oh My!
Super-Shorty Post — Prosperity Gospel Preacher Endorses Trump
Retaining Millenials — Lessons from Georgia Tech’s Invention Studio
Quickie Post — A Look Inside Amish Culture
The Difference Between Male and Female Brains
Quickie Funny Post for the Day — Five Minute Psychotherapy
Brain Candy Master Class — Why Leia Didn’t Hug Chewy at the End of the Force Awakens
Quickie Post — Dolphins, Problem-solving and Empathy

Principle of Reinforcement
The Principle of Reinforcement — SD and Society
The Principle of Reinforcement — Continued (II)
The Principle of Reinforcement (III)
The Good Side of the Principle of Reinforcement
Using the Principle of Reinforcement for Evolving Empathetic Teams (I)
Using the Principle of Reinforcement for Evolving Empathetic Teams (II)
Of Trees, Social Networks and Our Own Brain Wiring — How to Create Triple Resonant Strategies for Product and Process Success

Organizational Change
Managing Proactive Change Inside Your Company — Sophistication vs. Evolution *****
McDonald’s and Another Major Paradigm — Reliability vs. Validity ****
Quickie Post — A Great Platform for Understanding Evolutionary Business Perspectives
The Master Equation for A Theory of Everything
Relational Disruption in Organizations
Elephants, Rhinos, UAVs and Interdisciplinary Teams — Does Any of this Empathy Stuff Really Matter?
Rat Park — Implications for High-Productivity Environments — Part I
Rat Park — Implications for High-Productivity Environments — Part II
Interlude — Addiction as an Elephant Wrapped in Spaghetti, and Dopamine Transfer Explained by a Dummy
Emergent Behavior in a Microcosm — Poka-Yoke
Design Process Evolution — The Roadmap
Retaining Millenials — Lessons from Georgia Tech’s Invention Studio
The Wise Organization — What Is It?

Metacognition, Self Awareness, and Knowing Your Limitations
Why Customers Matter So Much for Design — Back to Metacognitive Basics
How We Know what We Don’t Know — Relating Empathetic Evolution with Metacognition
How What You Think About God Can Tell You Who You’re Picking as Your Business Advisor
Reliability, Validity, and Metacognition — Why Young People Don’t Know what Kodachrome Is
New Year’s Reflection — Dunning-Kruger and Confirmation Bias
Trauma, Epigenetic Change, and Empathetic Development — A Speculative Meditation
David Byrne, Nokia, and how Self-Referential Systems are Doomed for Collapse
The Wise Organization — What Is It?
Back to Basics — Empathy, Metacognition, and Managing Uncertainty

Understanding Empathetic Connection in Relationship with Other Business Theorists and Gurus
What is the Sixth Discipline? Looking Back at Senge and Systems Thinking
The Beer Game, the Power of Empathetic Thinking, and the 787
How What You Think About God Can Tell You Who You’re Picking as Your Business Advisor
McDonalds and Another Major Paradigm — Reliability vs. Validity
The Wise Organization — What Is It?

 

3 thoughts on “Old Topics Page

  1. Hope you get your message out. 500 word limit? Hmmm, we’ll see. BTW on your note on comments above “towing the company line” has one meaning and “toeing the company line” another, both of which apply, I think. The first implies actively promoting the company line, the second conforming to company standard. Re: your whitewater experience, I often use the metaphor of the wild river: we’re all headed downstream, we’re all in the same boat, but it takes real skill to navigate the rapids.

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