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Some of our Featured Articles and Article Series on topics that we have found that many have been interested in and keep getting searched on.

Brainwashing

Brainwashing can be prevented for yourself and for others if knowledge and awareness is increased. Keep in mind anyone you know who is socially disengaged or struggling emotionally in some way, as this type of vulnerability is presents the condition for brainwashing to be more successful.

12 things you should know to avoid being brainwashed (Introduction) - Introduction - where people overspend, waste their life and get hurt, looking out for others to guard against being brainwashed, includes signs and tips for what you can do
12 things you should know to avoid being brainwashed (References) - Brainwashing Reference Material, transcriptions of LGAT events, what's banned in some countries, about de-programmers, Cult watch, Cult truth, abusive churches, recovery programs, stories in full from Cult Awareness and Information Centre (CAIC), TED, Cults, Sects, and New Religious Movements, Resources for Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
12 things you should know to avoid being brainwashed (Part 1) - Awareness - Read. Be aware of what you are planning to attend, research the organisation. What you can do if you are being asked to go to an event, considering an event or someone who is wanting to sell to you.
12 things you should know to avoid being brainwashed (Part 2) - Specifics - What happened at the event you went to? Few people can describe what they have learned - "you have to be there, I can't explain..." Research states: nonspecific effects of expectancy and response sets may account for positive outcomes
12 things you should know to avoid being brain-washed (Part 3) - Loyalty and allegiances; Projecting the Perfect Leader; Long Sessions, but is there any substance?
12 things you should know to avoid being brain-washed (Part 4) - Lose your friends - Many attendees lose their own friends and family through the pressure to supply 'friends' as potential purchasers of the training or event, or to become followers of the cause.
12 things you should know to avoid being brainwashed (Part 5) - Exit Minders; Silence equates to Agreement (not); Am I the only one who is thinking this?
12 things you should know to avoid being brainwashed (Part 6) - 6 You may have already learned about the Exit Minders, Silence equates to Agreement (not), Losing Friends, Lack of Substance in previous posts… this post continues with the sixth of the 12 things you should know and what you can …
Did you notice where the author of this sign places children in relation to dogs and other animals? 12 things you should know to avoid being brainwashed (Part 7) - 7 You may have already learned about the drivers for brainwashing from the introduction to this series, Exit Minders, Silence equates to Agreement (not), Losing Friends, Lack of Substance in previous posts… – this post continues with the seventh of …


Emotional Intelligence

  • Public Workshop – Tuesday, 9 September 08. Topic: What Colour is your emotion? - NLP Café Brisbane Feeling the blues? What an interesting way to describe an emotion! In fact there are many different ways that we can, not only describe, but work with our emotions. We are not at the mercy of our emotions; we can gain emotional freedom,
  • Emotional Choice – Lessons from the great Professor Albert Ellis - Do you know you have a choice to be calm rather than feel stressed? Professor Albert Ellis’s Rational Emotive Therapy & Philosophy, just like NLP, had demonstrated this choice. We often live by many rules in our life. These rules express themselves
  • Your Brain on Leadership? Assess Yourself! - The emerging field of social neuroscience — the study of what happens in the brain while people interact — will be familiar to any of you with NLP training. It’s the scientific proof of what we’ve been doing in this field all along.
  • Jobs Are The New Assets - 1. Jobs Are The New Assets – 10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now – TIME Quoting from the article… That was neatly explained away by the “wealth effect”: we spent money we didn’t have because we felt — and technically were — richer because of our assets. All the while, we blissfully ignored a little concept economists like to call human capital. The cognition you’ve got up there in your head — your education and training — it’s worth something. We can extract value not just from our homes and our portfolios but from ourselves as well. The mechanism …
  • Social Intelligence and Leadership - The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman speaks on how you can use emotional and social intelligence to improve your own and your organization’s performance. Or try to access it here if the above screen doesn’t load and work for you. Daniel Goleman reinforces that one of the most critical skills is building rapport. We train for building rapport in the first module of our NLP Practitioner training and this is very useful for your success in life.
  • Who Takes NLP Training? - We have found that those of you who want to study NLP come from 3 main areas: Self development, Career and Coaching (others). The one thing common amongst most of them is their profound desire to better understand, work with, and change human experience and behaviour to achieve (and/or assist others to achieve) more of the life that they want. The list of vocations that we get includes: Coaches, Therapists, Entrepreneurs, Executives, Managers, HR specialists, Sports Trainers, Project Managers, Program Managers, Business Analysts, Teachers, Trainers, Sales people, Lawyers, Medical staff, Single Parents, Parents, Couples, Personal Coaches, Developers, IT staff, IT …
  • Can a person be trained in Emotional Intelligence (EI) - In your opinion, can a person be trained in Emotional Intelligence (EI) to increase their Emotional Quotient (EQ)? See this Poll to either vote or post your vote.
  • Books Recommended for NLP Practitioners - Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming (Paperback) by Richard Bandler & John Grinder, Steve Andreas (Editor), John O. Srevens (Editor) The Structure of Magic: A Book About Language and Therapy (Paperback) by Richard Bandler & John Grinder The Structure of Magic II: A Book About Communication and Change (Book 2) Our commentary Trance-Formations: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Structure of Hypnosis Reframing: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Transformation of Meaning Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. [PATTERNS OF THE HYPNOTIC T-V01] Turtles All the Way Down: Prerequisites to Personal Genius by John Grinder and Judith DeLozier (Paperback – …
  • How to Get Smarter, One Breath at a Time (TIME) - How to Get Smarter, One Breath at a Time By Lisa Takeuchi Cullen (Time Magazine) Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006 One recent study found evidence that the daily practice of meditation thickened the parts of the brain’s cerebral cortex responsible for …
  • Building Emotional Intelligence - Do know what the number one reason why individuals miss their opportunity to be promoted at work according to Harvard Business School's recent study? It has been said that IQ lands you a job, and EQ keeps you in the job. A career in management involves coping with complexity; a life of leadership relies on your coping with change. If you want to lead, you need to be able to cope with change....
  • Effective Communication - All the elements of Effective Communication have been incorporated into our NLP Foundations / Essential NLP courses. For your emergence to really take hold, it is more about what is going on inside you then what is going on outside of you. When it is going on inside of you, it is happening largely in language. Does your internal dialog support and uplift you, or remind you of self-imposed limitations? To Communicate effectively, we must increase our Sensory Awareness In this course, we will help you learn all the various ‘languages’ of human communication so that you can ‘read’ what …
  • NLP Practitioner Training for 2010 in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast - NLP Practitioner Course, More information, to register, download our brochure …offering certificates co-signed by the founders of the International Trainers Academy – John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll. This course is the only one available in Australia and NZ of this type. The newly developed NLP Practitioner Course is being offered as a unique small group coached training in Brisbane. The first of the series started during November 2009, and there is a series of these being offered throughout 2010 in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. See our Training Schedule for dates of programs …
  • Change Your Thinking – Change Your Feelings - Change your thinking, change your feelings Integrating Professor Albert Ellis’s Rational Emotive Therapy & Philosophy (REBT) We often live by many rules in our life. These rules express themselves in the use of language we use which consists of ‘musts’, ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughts’. Professor Albert Ellis calls them ‘mustabatories’. He also coined the phrase awfulising. Here are some samples of both: I must have love or approval from everyone that I meet. I must perform all my tasks perfectly, making no mistakes, if I am to be worthwhile Because I want people to treat me fairly, they must do so. …
  • Are you effective - learn to leverage the power of Self 2010/Jan-Feb - IN THIS ISSUE Successful Living Quick Tips The Critical Seconds – How NLP techniques help you Change Your Thinking, Change Your Feelings Do you want to live longer, and have more fun while you’re at it? NLP Practitioner Training – …
  • NLP Training Schedule for Australia, New Zealand and China - NLP Training Special Offers Now NLP Training Schedule for Australia, New Zealand and China Partner sites www.nlpaustralasia.com www.blue-skytransformation.com/WP/ realnlptraining.com/ realnlpOZ.com realnlpNZ.com NLP for your emergence nlpcafebrisbane.blue-skytransformation.com nlpcafebrisbane.com.au nlpcafebrisbane.com/ nlpcafeglobal.ning.com nlpcafeglobal.com twitter.com/BlueSkyTrans newcodenlp.com.au nlptraininginaustralia.com.au nlpaustralasia.com nlptrainingbrisbane.com.au blue-skytransformation.com blue-skytransformation.com.au/ emotionalintelligenceaustralia.com.au www.nlpnz.com
  • Tips on how to get a grip on Stress, part 1 - By Sonya Yeh Spencer, ITA NLP Trainer, Educator, Coach Stress, like many emotions, can have a positive purpose. It is undesirable when it creates a negative effect on you and others. We will be learning powerful techniques to work with our emotions, to change our responses and resolve the root cause in the next few newsletters. We start the journey by gaining a high level view of where it came from. Strong emotions such as stress and anxiety can be due to the following: A learned response. We have learned this emotional reaction from our parents or others in our …
  • An NLP Presupposition - the behaviour is not the person 2010/Mar - IN THIS ISSUE Successful Living Quick Tips John Grinder and Carmen Bostic St Clair are coming to Australia Blue-Sky Transformation and NLPNZ have merged, delivering training to NZ also Intensive NLP Practitioner Training – Brisbane in July – added to …
  • Metaphors we live by (Part 1) - To frame this introduction carefully given our training focus is in NLP, this book (Metaphors we live by. By GEORGE LAKOFF and MARK JOHNSON.) is not NLP nor does it really mention NLP as far as I have noticed. It …
  • Tips on how to get a grip on Stress, part 2 - By Sonya Yeh Spencer, ITA NLP Trainer, Educator, Coach In our last Newsletter we had an overview of where stress and anxiety came from – as a response to life events. I have challenged you to ask yourself “if there is a positive purpose or message that this feeling (stress or sense of anxiousness) has for me, what would that be?” Thank you for providing me with a range of responses from “there is no message” to “it is asking me to think what I am doing”. These are messages for you and there are no right or wrong answers. …
  • Mixed Impressions: How We Judge Others on Multiple Levels - A few contrastive articles on how we percieve ‘others’ unconsciously in those initial moments of encountering a person. Researchers are developing a new understanding of how we judge people. By Marina Krakovsky, Scientific American Excerpt from ScientificAmerican.com We’ve all heard that people favor their own kind and discriminate against out-groups—but that’s a simplistic view of prejudice, says Amy Cuddy, a professor at Harvard Business School who studies how we judge others. In recent years she and psychologists Susan Fiske of Princeton University and Peter Glick of Lawrence University have developed a powerful new model. All over the world, it turns …
  • 2010/Apr-May - In this Issue Tips on how to get a grip on Stress, Part 2 Know the Purpose for Creating Change Book Reviews – Metaphors we live by Podcast – Manipulating Moral Judgement Video – Modelling Nature? A different perspective NLP …
  • How to build great relationships – tip for the day -  “Who ever is going to be responsible for dealing with the consequences of the decision makes the decision” is one of the understanding that served us well in both business conducts and personal relationships.  This is based on the NLP process of Outcome, Intention and Consequences, developed by John Grinder.   This is especially useful in a blended family situation, when one parent is responsible for their biological children. Send us any questions about this tip to:  sonya@blue-skytransformation.com
  • An NLP Master Practitioner Program unlike any other - Our Master practitioner program is unlike any other in the world. This is one of the most comprehensive, in depth and practical NLP Master Practitioner courses that will help students take the quantum leap in their skill level to artfully applying NLP in all areas of their life. The key focus is on the core of NLP – Modelling. students will experience fully the process of modelling and how to replicate talent. As a result, students will be able to accelerate the development of their personal genius, gaining insight into individuals and groups, and creating powerful change with advanced language …
  • The Impact of Rude Behaviour on a Business - New research shows that rudeness between employees can have a far worse impact on a business than rudeness directed toward customers, or even employee incompetence. Christie Nicholson reports from http://www.scientificamerican.com... Four separate studies published in the August issue of the Journal of Consumer Research provide some scientific evidence along these lines. Nearly 60 to 120 subjects were placed in various situations where they witnessed inter-employee rudeness as well as employee incompetence. And the researchers found that employee rudeness had a significantly greater impact on subjects' overall opinion of the company than bad service.
  • Facing Something New in Life and want it to be successful? - Here is your first step By Sonya Yeh Spencer, ITA NLP Trainer, Advanced NLP Coach Are you in the process of change?  Maybe a new job, contract, project or relationship and maybe you would like this new development to be a success.  Starting on the right foot might just give you a head start. As you continue to pay attention to the words you are reading, consider the following questions:


Change

  • Charles Reade (thoughts, habits, character and destiny) - “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” Charles Reade
  • Only change can happen, when you change yourself - Thoughts on change, responsibility, and ruling your own life… …only change can happen, when you change yourself… So many versions exist for the lyrics of this song that I have tried to get together the best, most accurate version: It’s time for everybodyListen to the sound ofAll the lonely people whoLive beneath the groundDon’t listen to anotherJust listen to yourselfCause only change can happenWhen you change yourself I won’t runI won’t hideI only want to liveTo live my life Breathe out painI’m the ruler of my worldBreathe in peaceI’m the ruler of my world Have courage of convictionIn everything you …
  • Questions that Create Contrast - By Sonya Yeh Spencer,  Word count: 183 A client came to me because she just can not decide if she should start her own business and leave the family business, that her father wishes she can take over one day. She has been struggling with making a decision for six months, and she was feeling extremely stressed, guilty with an array of self doubts. One of the exercises I took her through sent her spinning in her head and got her to think of her dilemma from a very different perspective. Here are the questions that I asked her
  • Public Workshop – Tuesday, 14 October 08 Topic: From where you are to where you want to be – Redirect your mind! - The Journey of 1000 miles starts with one step, but if you ended up in the wrong place, all the hard work becomes wasted efforts. The secret to get to the right destination starts with heading off on
  • The NLP Pattern of the Month: The Change Cycle – by Robert Dilts - To implement the Belief Change Cycle, lay out separate locations for each of the states associated with the ‘landscape’ of belief change. This essentially involves having the person put himself or herself as fully as possible into the experience and physiology associated with each of these aspects of the natural cycle of belief change
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership By John C. Maxwell. Podcast Description Discover The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership with best selling author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell. Taken from his completely revised and updated book, Maxwell walks through each law with insights learned from his leadership successes, failures, and observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religions, and the military. See it on Amazon
  • A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality - I enjoy having a theory that covers everything, at least at a broad 50,000ft view, and one which also makes some sense right down to the microcosms that we live with. It is efficient to have a unifying theory, but it also makes sense. Having already studied Spiral Dynamics which for me makes sense of all the different theories of human behaviour, T.O.E. provides a wider view. Ken Wilber explains in a lot of detail how the All Quadrants, All Levels and eventually All Lines works as a model and it makes a lot of sense. He also describes many …
  • Phobia cure tested during our NLP Practitioner course (Arachnophobia) - Phobia cure is one of the processes we teach on our NLP Practitioner course. The NLP phobia cure uses extended dissociation, unawfulizing, scrambling and future-pacing. It is great to test the success of a phobia cure as soon as possible. …
  • Emotional Choice – Lessons from the great Professor Albert Ellis - Do you know you have a choice to be calm rather than feel stressed? Professor Albert Ellis’s Rational Emotive Therapy & Philosophy, just like NLP, had demonstrated this choice. We often live by many rules in our life. These rules express themselves
  • The structure of magic: A book about language and therapy (I and II) - The structure of magic: A book about Language and Therapy (I and II) If you truly want to master the use of Meta Model, learn them from the originators of NLP in their first published NLP books.  These books establish the distinctions between the linguistic elements of the meta model for language, GDD, TDS, some of which are dropped or misrepresented in other books. A must have for all NLP Practitioners, successful communicators and therapists who want to bring change to their clients. Reviewed By Mark Spencer and Sonya Yeh Spencer, Certified Advanced NLP Coaches.
  • The Corporation (DVD), movie trailers and review - The Corporation, DVD, MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT, Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan, starring 7 CEOs, 3 Vice Presidents, 2 whistleblowers, 1 broker, 1 spy and 1 really big mess! The Corporation was an unprecedented box office hit and multi award-winning festival
  • NLP Cafe Brisbane, 3-Mar-2009 - NLP Café Brisbane Tuesday, 3-Mar-2009 Topic: Open Coaching / Mentoring (Public Workshop) and Schedule of activities This is for both practitioners and public. As described in the 26-Feb-09 session… This is a special session for NLP Practitioners who want to participate in the Open Coaching / Mentoring activities, but this week with clients attending. It is also great for those who are new to or know little about NLP to taste the way NLP coaching can be with a mentored coach. You can also sample what NLP is like. Schedule 6:10 Registration 6:15 Introduction 6:30 Start (No late arrival at …
  • Learn Spiral Dynamics Online - We have enjoyed learning Spiral Dynamics Integral online over the last year, and here you can find out more information about SDi as a concept. Spiral Dynamics Integral or SDi origins About 5-Deep… 5 Deep is not a consultancy but an attractor field that enables emergence to a new and sustainable future. Change lies at its core. We have no predefined solutions as each person and organisation is unique in surviving in their own life conditions. The work we do often has a intense affect on those we work with, from the total supply chain in large organisations to individual …
  • NLP Practice evening, Tuesday 7 July 09, 18:30 – 21:00, New Farm Library - NLP Café Brisbane Tuesday 7 July 09 Topic: Unconscious Signals, n Steps of Reframe, Words that move people This is for NLP practitioners and NLP Master practitioners only. Come and join us for this special session on Tuesday 7 July 09 Topics: 1. Practice – New Code NLP: unconscious signals and N steps of Reframe 2. Practice – From Impossibility to Possibility – Words that move people RSVP required Date: Tuesday 7 July 09 Food: Some snacks, fruits, tea and coffee are provided. There is microwave to heat up food as well. Time: 6:00 – Cafe Door Opens – Feel …
  • Precision NLP: Practitioner Only – NLP Cafe Brisbane opens 23 July 2009 - Want to create Precision in your NLP pattern delivery?  To create precision you need to understand the interplay between filters and representations to generate the ideal mind shift.   Come and join us for this special session on Thursday 23 July 09   Topics: 1.     Creating Distinction – Revealing the layers of NLP Epistemology 2.     Practice –  Deliver powerful change with Metaphor (beyond the simple metaphor drills we have done)   6:00 – Cafe Door Opens – Feel free to bring some food to heat up in the Microwave or have a cuppa (Tea and Coffee supplied) 6:30 – Session …
  • NLP and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk atricle Excerpts… Mar 30 2009 By Craig McQueen DURING his military career, Andy Lorimer saw action in warzones and troublespots including Iraq, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. ….He said: “I was having nightmares, flashbacks, insomnia. My behaviour was very odd. I was sent for evaluation by a psychiatrist and I was diagnosed with PTSD.” Medically discharged in 2003 with a war pension, Andy then had to try to get help….. ….started getting better thanks to neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). NLP examines patterns of behaviour and the experiences that underpins them and aims to help people change their behaviour through self-awareness …
  • Blue-Sky Transformation joins the International Trainers Academy of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ITANLP) -

    I as the co-creator of NLP and the New Code and Carmen Bostic St Clair, as the co-developer of the new code have carefully selected Michael Carroll as our co-worker and colleague to establish and operate the International Trainers Academy of NLP. The present existing organizations purporting to represent quality standards in NLP are from my point of view seriously lacking in precisely that avowed purpose – namely, the setting and maintenance of quality requirements in the training and transfer of the patterning of NLP to students seeking mastery in the field. In particular, the behavior of these would-be Trainers and Training Institutes are consistently marked by one of more of the following defects:

    1. the drift towards intellectualization of the patterning: students who are issued certificates at the practitioner level, for example and are able to speak coherently about the patterns but are UNABLE to actually apply them in real time with actual clients –students with left brain representations of the patterning and little, if any, behavioral competency. At the practitioner level of certification, the criterion is behavioral competency. To achieve verbal adroitness in speaking about the patterns without the ability to perform is a travesty and such intellectual “competency” will likely constitute an impediment to actual competence
    2. written examinations in lieu of tests of behavioral competency: written, left-brained tests are NEVER an appropriate substitute for demonstrations of behavioral competency, the measure of effective training
    3. the increasing number of so-called NLP Trainers who themselves are quite clearly incongruent with the message they carry

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  • NLP Training now in Brisbane – NLP Practitioner Course - NLP Practitioner Course, More information, to register, download our brochure …offering certificates co-signed by the founders of the International Trainers Academy – John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll. This course is the only one available in Australia …
  • Jobs Are The New Assets - 1. Jobs Are The New Assets – 10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now – TIME Quoting from the article… That was neatly explained away by the “wealth effect”: we spent money we didn’t have because we felt — and technically were — richer because of our assets. All the while, we blissfully ignored a little concept economists like to call human capital. The cognition you’ve got up there in your head — your education and training — it’s worth something. We can extract value not just from our homes and our portfolios but from ourselves as well. The mechanism …
  • An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day – Peter Bregman – HarvardBusiness.org - An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day – Peter Bregman – HarvardBusiness.org Excerpt… Yesterday started with the best of intentions. I walked into my office in the morning with a vague sense of what I wanted to accomplish. Then I sat down, turned on my computer, and checked my email. Two hours later, after fighting several fires, solving other people’s problems, and dealing with whatever happened to be thrown at me through my computer and phone, I could hardly remember what I had set out to accomplish when I first turned on my computer. I’d been ambushed. And I know …
  • Social Intelligence and Leadership - The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman speaks on how you can use emotional and social intelligence to improve your own and your organization’s performance. Or try to access it here if the above screen doesn’t load and work for you. Daniel Goleman reinforces that one of the most critical skills is building rapport. We train for building rapport in the first module of our NLP Practitioner training and this is very useful for your success in life.
  • 154 million people globally suffer from depression (2002, WHO) - World Mental Health Day is on 10 October each year and it …raises public awareness about mental health issues. The Day promotes more open discussion of illnesses, and investments in prevention and treatment services. WHO statistics for 2002 show that 154 million people globally suffer from depression, only one form of mental illness. If you’re one of the 154m, talk to us, we might have a cure that works for you right now.
  • Attention: Project and Program Managers - How can NLP help you to resolve many of the Project / Program management issues? NLP can help in the following areas as a starter: Elicit measureable, agreeable, specific scope definition using just three simple frame works that NLP presents Deliver to stakeholder expectations, maximising existing project resources How to get through barriers and establish progress from day 1 in your project Properly utilize governance support, not wasting your time and not wasting their time Generating agreement using language patterns to move people from no agreement to agreement and using specific NLP communication formats consistently so all parties will be …
  • I Didn't Sin—It Was My Brain - I Didn’t Sin—It Was My Brain Brain researchers have found the sources of many of our darkest thoughts, from envy to wrath. by Kathleen McGowan; illustrations by Christopher Buzelli From the September 2009 issue, published online October 5, 2009 This article talks about the research neuroscience has begun into such things as inhibitory cognitive control networks involving the front of the brain activate to squelch the impulse and other brain regions such as the caudate—partly responsible for body movement and coordination—suppress the physical impulse. These are interesting to follow, but as yet do not yet seem to have identified the …

Metaphor

Metaphors we live by (Part 1) - To frame this introduction carefully given our training focus is in NLP, this book (Metaphors we live by. By GEORGE LAKOFF and MARK JOHNSON.) is not NLP nor does it really mention NLP as far as I have noticed. It …
Metaphors we live by (Part 2) - "Every picture is worth a thousand words, but the right metaphor is worth a thousand pictures", Daniel Pink, 2008
Metaphors we live by (Part 3) - Metaphors (and analogoes, similies) are all great for story telling, therapy, training and presenting and are central to scientific thought. They figure in discovery, as in Rutherford's analogy of the solar system for the atom or Faraday's use of lines of magnetized iron filings to reason about electric fields.
Metaphors we live by (Part 4) - Other metaphors to ponder Metaphors abound in political and current affairs Elections in Australia It is great to see political writers keep to a theme of metaphors, where this one is about clothing, dressing, material, stitching, fashion, changing and a …
Metaphors we live by (Part 5) - Continuing the series on Metaphor, this article draws from an business example, one that is associated with my own profession: Project Management and Program Management. This specific example comes from one book that has a theme or metaphor throughout the …


12 things you should know to avoid being brainwashed

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Metaphors we live by

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